The Nigerian Police Force is yet to release a statement on the allegation of an Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, that security operatives are working with bandits.
Gumi made this allegation while speaking on Arise Tv on Wednesday morning.
While describing banditry as a business, the cleric said, “These bandits, if you don’t know, are cooperating with a lot of bad elements in our security system. This is a business. So many people are involved, you’ll be so surprised.
“They were caught in Zamfara; they were caught everywhere, how do these big weapons cross our borders? How can these big weapons cross our borders and get into the forest without the cooperation of some bad element of the security operatives assisting them? It’s not possible.”
However, the spokesman of the police, Frank Mba, said he would not speak on Gumi’s allegation till he gets the right context.
“I don’t have anything to say. I have been very busy. I can’t speak on that matter. I have not studied what exactly the man said, the context in which he said it. When I see the words “security agents”, I don’t know whether he’s referring to the police. I can’t say anything for now.”