The Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu-Uche, has suggested President Muhammadu Buhari to pay repentant members of the Boko Haram terrorist group and bandits N25,000 month-to-month stipends.
The clergyman opined that starvation and poverty made the Northerners embrace terror and banditry.
In keeping with him, the fee of such stipends would cease these youths from partaking in legal actions.
In keeping with Day by day Put up, Kanu-Uche spoke on Monday, whereas interesting to the Federal Authorities to not underestimate the affect of controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, within the combat towards banditry.
He famous that Gumi may assist the federal government develop measures in tackling banditry within the North.
Kanu-Uche stated Gumi’s entry to bandits within the North may very well be used as a bonus to beat them into submission.
The Methodist Prelate stated: “Who’re these amassing ransom for bandits? If the federal government moderately than criticising Gumi, engages him positively, he can carry an answer. You don’t dismiss him and say he’s a nasty man.
”If he goes to the bush and so they (bandits) trust in him, the federal government can dialogue with them. Let me inform you, these boys are being utilized by politicians. I’m telling you to cite me.
“In the event you have interaction them and pay them N25,000 month-to-month, they won’t kidnap. All they need is meals.”
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