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The Katsina State Government said on Monday that it had spent about N30 million on amnesty programme for repentant bandits and cattle rustlers in the state before the programme collapsed.
Mr Mustapha Inuwa, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), disclosed this at a press conference in Katsina.
He said that the fund was spent on buying of weapons from the repentant bandits and cattle rustlers, in order to disarm and discourage them from the ugly act.
“We spent about N30 million on amnesty programme.
“And of recent, we collected another N20 million out of which we spent only about N2 million after the programme collapsed.
“We asked experts to assess the cost of a particular rifle before we gave money to the rifle’s owner,” he said.
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