Eight kidnapped victims have been launched by some ‘repentant bandits’ following the peace initiative to carry an finish to violent conflicts and to revive peace and stability in Zamfara State.
The repentant bandits on Tuesday vowed to desert their former methods of life and to permit peace to reign in Zamfara.
The seven bandits who embraced peace and welcomed the reconciliation course of launched eight kidnapped victims who’re largely girls and surrendered two weapons to the Zamfara State authorities.
Governor Bello Matawalle whereas receiving the seven repentant bandits and eight girls who have been kidnapped, thanked God for the successes recorded within the battle towards banditry within the state.
He appealed to folks of the state to see the battle towards insecurity as all people’s enterprise by offering credible intelligence to safety operatives to assist them reach eliminating banditry.
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In current occasions Zamafara has been recording some successes close to the give up and repentance of bandits.
On Monday, three infamous bandits surrendered their weapons to the Zamfara State Government.
After giving up their AK-47 rifles and different ammunition, the bandits swore with the Holy Qua’ran to not return to banditry.
One of them who spoke in Hausa on the Government House in Gusau mentioned that they’ve sincerely accepted the peace initiative of the state authorities; pledging to not commit dastardly acts any longer.
On his half, Governor Bello Matawalle mentioned his administration will do all the pieces humanly potential to mop up arms from the bandits.
The governor mentioned the transfer is important for peace to reign within the state to allow residents to go about finishing up their lawful companies.
He argued that negotiating with bandits is just not an indication of failure, noting that the solely strategy to put a cease to the present insecurity within the state is to dialogue with the bandits.
He additionally described as unlucky the pondering of some politicians who regarded the peace initiative as a failure, arguing that each conflict ends on the dialogue desk.
“It is not a failure or thing of failure for someone to initiate dialogue. Nowhere in the world is succeeding without coming to the table to sit down and negotiate.
“Just for today, the weapons we have here show and indicate the successes we have recorded because leaving this kind of dangerous weapons in the bush can create a lot of havoc.
“By bringing them to the security agencies, we have reduced their capacity and capability. Allowing these weapons to carry their weapons round to communities, cross-border to other states, that is what has made Nigeria be in the hot seat as of today,” the governor said.