Insecurity: Army, police officers aiding bandits with weapons, drugs – Gumi insists

The bandits killed a police officer before whisking the four staff and an unspecified number of students to an unknown location.

Ahmad Gumi, a controversial Kaduna-based Islamic preacher, on Thursday, said that some police and Army soldiers in Nigeria are assisting banditry.

Some security officers, according to Gumi, are supplying firearms to bandits and are also involved in drug distribution.

The Islamic scholar encouraged the Army and police hierarchy to identify and remove the bad apples in an exclusive interview with DAILY POST.

He further stated that several security officers supported the criminals by accepting bribes.

According to Gumi:

“I know we have bad elements in the security and I think it’s high time that those found to be taking bribes, aiding banditry by selling weapons should be flushed out of the security system.

“Actually in Zamfara, there are some bad elements in the security but not all of them. A few percentages in our security are using the privileged advantage they have to aide bandits in gun running, drug distributions.

“So, I’m calling on the military and the police to reign in on their men and flush out the bad ones.”

Recall that Gumi had accused the military of colluding with bandits in their operations.

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But, the Nigerian Army had dismissed such a claim by Gumi.

Lately, the activities of banditry have been on the rise across the country.

Bandits have been attacking, abducting, and killing students in the Northern part of the country.

Last week Thursday, DAILY POST had reported that some bandits abducted students and teachers of the Federal Government College in Birnin-Yauri, Kebbi State.

The bandits killed a police officer before whisking the four staff and an unspecified number of students to an unknown location.

One of the students abducted from the school was shot dead during a gun duel between soldiers and the abductors.

But, the Nigerian Army had disclosed that five of the abducted students and two teachers of the college have been rescued.

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