SOKOTO STATE GOVERNMENT NEGOTIATES WITH BANDITS, KIDNAPPED VICTIMS FREED
As part of the ongoing peace deal between bandits and the Sokoto State Government, no fewer than 200 bandits have repented and freed 8 kidnapped victims in their custody.
The bandits also surrendered weapons in their possession used to perpetrate attacks.
Col Garba Moyi (rtd), Commissioner for Career and Security Matters, disclosed this to correspondents of SaharaReporters.
Moyi said that about 500 livestock were recovered from the bandits.
The Commissioner noted that part of the deals reached was that security operatives would not arrest any of their members if they stop kidnapping people.
He added that the bandits have been warned against the usage of weapons and any Incriminating item.
He said that the State Government has awarded a contract for the construction of a dam at Kamarawa following the negotiation.
“The construction would have commenced since but because of the renewed attacks and flooding in the area.
“We are even planning to build grazing reserves and schools for their children,” he said.
Governors in Nigeria’s north west had earlier resolved to reconcile with bandits to end the security threats facing the region.
The suggestion was made by Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, during a visit to his counterpart in Zamfara, Bello Matawalle.
It came amid reports that kidnapping, banditry and cattle rustling are taking disturbing dimension in the region.