- The Katsina state government gives 48-hour ultimatum to bandits to embrace peace or face the full wrath of the law
- Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, the secretary to the state government, says the government would provide repentant bandits with a piece of land to relocate
- Inuwa notes that after the ultimatum, the government will not have any other meeting with bandits to advocate for peaceful co-existence between them and the larger society
The Katsina state government has given bandits in the state 48-hour ultimatum to unconditionally release all kidnapped persons in their custody or face the full wrath of the law.
Channels TV reports that the ultimatum was disclosed by Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, the secretary to the state government when briefing journalists about a security meeting held with relevant stakeholders.
“For those repentant who still abide by the dictates of the accord, the government would provide them a piece of land to relocate as no going back the military will soon resume in full force," he said.
Inuwa urged the bandits to adhere to the ultimatum, noting that the government will not have any other meeting with bandits to advocate for peaceful co-existence between them and the larger society.
Meanwhile, suspected bandits have reportedly attacked 10 communities in Chikun and Birnin Gwari local government areas of Kaduna state, allegedly killing 35 people and abducting another 58.
The Cable reports that the suspects carried out the attacks on Monday, January 6, and demanded the payment of N100 million ransom for the release of their victims.
Some residents fled their homes after the deadly attack.
In another report, soldiers of the Nigerian Army have launched attacks on hideouts of unrepentant bandits in various locations in Zamfara and Katsina states, killing over 100 of them.
According to the acting force information officer of Operation Hadarin Daji, Captain Ayobami Oni-Orisan, the attacks were carried out in Anka, Maru, and Bukkuyum in Zamfara as well as in Jibia, Katsina, Channels TV reports.
Oni-Orisan said that the attacks were carried out by the military in the areas after the criminals failed to embrace the peace initiatives put forward by the state government of Zamfara.
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