Repentant bandits surrender in Zamfara


Three bandits have laid down their arms in Zamfara State, according to Governor Bello Matawalle.

Matawalle made this known while receiving the repentant bandits who surrendered two Ak-47 rifles and some ammunition at a mini ceremony at the Government House, Gusau.

The men who operated around Bakura Local government area, said they decided to embrace the Zamfara peace and reconciliation process out of volition in order to bring about peace in the state.

Speaking at the occasion, the governor said his administration is determined to bringing lasting peace in the state through genuine reconciliation and disarmament for the purpose of having a more peaceful state where everyone can live without any fear of being attacked.

In his remark, the State Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Dauran, said the repentant bandits accepted the peace offer following the constant calls and appeals from the state government under the leadership of Matawalle.

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