Bandits surrender 14 AK-47 riffles, live ammunition in Zamfara
Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
No fewer than seven armed bandits in Zamfara State have surrendered 14 AK-47 riffles, live ammunitions and other sophisticated weapons used in their nefarious operations in the north west zone.
The ceremony took place at the state Government House in Gusau, the state capital before the watchful eyes of the state governor, Hon. Bello Mohammed Matawalle.
Press reports that the repentant bandits also took oaths, promising never to return to banditry again, saying that nobody forced them to drop their arms and ammunition.
“We embraced the peace accord and reconciliation initiative just to allow peace and harmony to reign in the state,” they said.
However, the repentant bandits demanded from the governor and the security chiefs in the state of their security and safety, saying that there was every possibility for the unrepentant bandits to attack them for giving up to the security agencies and the state government.
The governor, who spoke in English and Hausa languages, assured that the security agencies in the state would make every thing possible to ensure their security and safety.
Matawalle further called on the bandits who have not taken the bold step to repent advised them to do so, saying that nobody would be intimidated or arrested for once being enemy of peace in the state.
“Old things shall pass away and every thing shall be made new. Let us make peace with our selves and be our brothers keepers,” the governor added.
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