A popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Mahmoud Gumi, on Tuesday paid a visit to some bandits in the forests of two Local Government Areas in Zamfara.
Gummi visited the camps of the bandits in the forests of Shinkafi and Gummi where he reportedly spread the message of Islam and peace to the bandits and Fulani herdsmen.
His entourage first visited the forest of Tubali and Makkali in Shinkafi LGA were he reportedly met 150 armed Fulanis who said it would be difficult for them to surrender their arms.
The Sheikh and his entourage reportedly met over 600 bandits with automatic rifles at Makkai Forest where they were welcomed by their top commander known as Kachalla Turji.
The Herders and bandits expressed frustration at government attitude towards them.