About seven hardened bandits in Zamfara State have renounced banditry and embraced the peace accord instituted by Governor Bello Matawalle’s administration within the state.
Governor Matawalle’s Particular Adviser on Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa, disclosed this in a press release on Thursday.
In response to the media aide, the repentant bandits additionally surrendered 14 harmful weapons on the Authorities Home, the smallest amongst them being the favored AK 47 riffle.
He stated, “Seven hardened bandits in Zamfara State have softened and repented as they surrendered their weapons to embrace the peace accord instituted by Governor Bello Mohammed’s administration to finish the decade-old banditry within the state.
“The repentant bandits surrendered 14 harmful weapons, the smallest amongst them being the favored AK 47.
“They publicly surrendered the weapons to Governor Bello Mohammed on the Authorities Home right this moment.
“The State Commissioner for Safety Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran who introduced them to Governor Matawalle stated they willingly took the choice to simply accept the peace supplied by the Governor and can settle for to be re-integrated into the society.
“Governor Matawalle accepted their resolve as they took an oath with the Holy Quran to not both return to their previous methods or turn into informants for his or her former colleagues who’ve but to key into the peace course of.
“Governor Matawalle promised to proceed with the peace course of within the state, using the carrot and stick strategy in the direction of a profitable finish to the menace within the state.
“The repentant bandits had been obtained within the presence of some conventional rulers within the state and quite a lot of Islamic clerics who took turns to present them phrases of recommendation as their weapons had been handed over to the State Police Command.”