In a viral video recorded during one of the several meetings between popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, one of the herdsmen, addressing the crowd on behalf of his fellow herders, claimed that cows don’t give birth to guns that it is the government that supplies them AK-47.
He said that they were only herdsmen and did not know what guns were until the government started supplying them with AK-47.
According to him “I swear to the Almighty Allah that it’s the government that is giving AK-47 to us. Fulani don’t know what gun is,” he said in Fulani to the applause of others.
“We are only herdsmen. Cows don’t give birth to guns. I swear to Allah, we are on our own and the government supplies AK47 to us. I am not afraid to say the truth.”
Sheikh Gumi has been a mediator between the government and bandits in the forest across the North.
The Islamic teacher is also calling on the government to grant the bandits amnesty, a move he believes will end the kidnappings and killings in the region.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari had came out with a clear and resounding message that there will be no amnesty for them from the Federal Government.