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The Zamfara state government has revealed regard repentant bandits and a local vigilante group known as Yansakai have surrendered eight hundred and eighty seven locally made guns, two hundred and three sophisticated weapons, two thousand five hundred and sixty six live ammunition.
Over two thousand kidnap victims were also said to be released by their abductors without ransom through the state government peace and dialogue initiative with bandits and the assistance of some repentant bandits
The state Commissioner for Security affairs Abubakar Dauran stated this while addressing a press conference in Gusau, the Zamfara state Capital
He said the successes were recorded following the introduction of peace dialogue and reconciliation initiative with bandits in the state
He adds that through the efforts of the repentant bandits the state has recorded huge successes, adding that the Matawalle’s Administration will continue to engage other bandits to lay down their arms and tow the path of peace.
The state government said, despite the recent resurgence of banditry in some parts of the state, it will not relent in its continuous onslaught against the activities of criminal elements
While commending the efforts of security agencies in curtailing insecurity, the State Government expressed sadness over the attitudes of some security operatives.
Abubakar Dauran said, there’s urgent need for security operatives to do more in responding to distress calls.