By Ismail Auwal
Bandits in Katsina State have unconditionally surrendered their weapons to the state police command on Thursday.
The bandits identified as Sale Turwa, Mani Turwa, Ado Sarki and Sani Mai-Daji, surrendered two (2) General Purpose Machine guns, one (1) AK 49 Assault rifle, twenty-three (23) AK 47 Assault rifles, one hundred and nine (109) GPMG ammunition, ninety-four (94) 7.62mm live ammunition of AK 47 rifle and Forty-five (45) rustled cows.
While confirming the incident, in a statement the state commissioner of police, said that the bandits “decided unconditionally, on their own to come out from their hideouts in the forest, denounced banditry and surrendered the following arms and ammunition.”
The state police command also warned other recalcitrant bandits, who refused to surrender, that nobody has monopoly of violence and that government is mightier than any person or group of persons.
“The Nigeria Police Force and indeed other sister security agencies will leave no stone unturned in isolating and dealing decisively with any individual or group of unrepentant bandits that refused to surrender and keep hibernating in the forest,” the statement read.
The Command said that assure the good people of the state that banditry and other crimes will soon be history as the Security Forces are on top of the situation.
The Commissioner also called on the members of the public are hereby enjoined to partner with the security agencies by providing useful information that will lead to the arrest of bandits and their collaborators, please
SOURCE: This post (Four bandits surrender in Katsina, turn in arms, rustled cows) firstly published at saheliantimes.com on 2021-04-08 20:38:58
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