Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi, an Islamic scholar had earlier accused the security agencies of working directly with the armed bandits and wrecking havoc in the society.
According to him, the only way to secure the land is to put that same people who are causing havoc calamity in the state to be the one to protect it because for you to stop the cat from eating the fish, you’d have to make him to secure the fish.
“The Niger Delta example, I think we can take example from that. When they were vandalising pipelines, they were given the pipelines to guard.
“Now, the herdsmen are controlling a big chunk of land whereby they are preventing farmers from farming. As the Niger Delta is important to the economy, these herdsmen now are becoming important to the Nigerian economy.
“They can be our guards, they can guard the forests. They have qualities that we can tap from,” Gumi said.