Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi, has revealed that bandits are only kidnapping students for money.
Speaking on Arise TV on Wednesday, Gumi clarified the difference between the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the bandits.
He said IPOB should not be compared with bandits because they only attack and destroy Government properties and kill security personnel while bandits only kidnap children just to make money.
“IPOB is attacking the police, the army, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other government institutions, killing our men in service,” he said.
”And the herdsmen are kidnapping children not to kill them but to get money; so how can you compare somebody who is killing our gallant men directly to somebody who is kidnapping children to make money and not to kill them. Look, we need some fairness in what we are doing.”