2023: Political Party Named as Bandits Surrender Weapons, Join Politics, Reveal Those Sponsoring Them

2023: Political Party Named as Bandits Surrender Weapons, Join Politics, Reveal Those Sponsoring Them

  • Some bandits in Zamfara on Monday, September 5, surrendered their weapons to the state government
  • The criminals were said to have joined the All Progressives Congress in the state and are ready to work with the government to ensure peace
  • The bandits were received by a former chairman of the Gusau local government, Babangida Abdullahi, who promised them fairness in the party

Zamfara - Some bandits in Zamfara have decided to turn a new leaf, embrace peace, and offer themselves to be used by the state government to impact society positively.

Led by Baba Karami and Garba Lawal, the bandits on Monday, September 5, said they regret being used by some politicians to unleash terror on innocent citizens, Daily Nigerian reports.

Bello Matawalle
The bandits joined the APC in Zamfara (Photo: @Bellomatawalle2)
Source: Twitter

Having joined the All Progressives Congress (APC), the criminals promised to assist the government in its effort to fight insecurity in the state.

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Both Messrs Karami and Lawal explained that their repentance followed the realisation that while they wasted their lives violently defending the interest of some politicians, the children of such politicians are in good schools and climbing higher in life.

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LGA chairman receives bandits in Zamfara

Confirming the development, the publicity secretary of the APC in Zamfara, Yusuf Idris, said members of the groups surrendered their weapons to demonstrate their willingness to work for the state government.

On his part, Babangida Abdullahi, a former chairman of the Gusau local government, received the groups and their weapons and promised to hand over the ammunition to law enforcement agents.

Abdullahi commended them for embracing peace and pledging to contribute to the development of Zamfara.

He assured them that they would be given a level-playing ground as well as all other members of the APC.

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Zamfara state govt asks residents to arm themselves against bandits

The Zamfara government had asked residents in the northwest state to arm themselves against bandits.

The government also directed the Zamfara commissioner of police to issue gun licenses to those eligible to bear arms.

According to Legit.ng regional reporter in Zamfara, Ahmad Khaleel, the government further said it is ready to facilitate securing of basic weapons for the people, especially farmers, to defend themselves.

Source: Legit.ng

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