- A bandit has agreed not to venture into crime again by surrendering his weapons to the state government
- The ex-criminal who took an oath with the Holy Quran also said he wants to enrol in school
- Going further, he begged the Nigerian society to forgive him for his crimes
In what will bring about different reactions from Nigerians, a criminal has repented of his crime and has vowed not to get involved in banditry again.
The repentant bandit, Auwalun Daudawa also surrendered 20 AK-47 rifles and other weapons to Zamfara state Governor Bello Matawalle.
Going further, he said he wants to enroll in school.
Tribune newspaper reports that he also took an oath with the Holy Quran that he would never go back to the forest.
According to the state government, the criminals surrendered because they believe in the sincerity of the state government.
Daudawa was quoted to have said:
“In all the battles and conflicts so far, I have never feared anything nor got wounded even once.
“I thank God that I am liberated by his mercy and I ask for pardon and forgiveness from the society.”
He said he was no longer interested in going back to the bush, and asked Governor Matawalle to allow him to stay in Gusau and go back to school.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a former federal lawmaker Shehu Sani lent his voice again following the fight against banditry in the northern part of the country.
The ex-senator representing Kaduna central said that those who can’t protect their land should not interrupt the people that decide to.
In a tweet on Monday, February 8, the outspoken former lawmaker and critic stated that bandits have ravaged and pillaged most parts of the rural northwest.
In another development, the Middle Belt Forum (MBF) faulted a prominent Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, over his statement on bandits. He had called on the federal government to deploy budget for security in addressing their demands.
According to the national publicity secretary of the MBF, Dr Isuwa Dogo, it is strange for FG to use tax money on people who have been killing Nigerians.
He also questioned Gumi's motive in visiting the bandits and the name change he requested for them.