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Northern Governors grant Amnesty to Armed bandits, castle rustlers



Amnesty gor arm bandits

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has disclosed that cows rustlers and arm bandits are granted amnesty by the Northwest governors.

According to him, this was another measures to revive peace within the zone.

Masari created the speech act in an exceedingly report read at the top of a 1 day security and reconciliation meeting with security agents, unpaid worker and volunteer teams, herdsmen and farmers on Thursday in Katsina.


“As from these days, no vigilante group member or volunteers ought to attack or kill any herdsman, as sacrifice should be created by either side to make sure peace reign.


“Herdsmen and their families ought to be allowed to travel for their usual businesses, attend markets and worship places without molestation provided they don’t carry arms.


“Those bandits who rustled animals from communities should straightaway return them to the government or Miyetti Allah cattle Breeders Association.


“Bandits should surrender their weapons and immediately free all those kidnapped and currently under their custody.


“We are happy that we have seen some releases of kidnapped victims from Zamfara and different States,” he said.


The governor also said the states would intensify efforts to supply things that would build nomadic life meaningful like hospitals, schools, grazing reserves among others.


Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara said that the states would provide grazing reserve for the herders for them to settle in one place within the zone.


Matawalle said: “we area unit involved that herders area unit forever roaming around with their animals thereby exposing themselves to different varieties of hazards.


“The governors took a standardized live, you ought to additionally take a standardized call to not rustle animals, nobble or kill anyone.


“You ought to immediately release all individuals in your custody so as to point out the globe that you have truly repented,” he said.


In his remarks, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammad Adamu, same that no-one is allowed to attack or kill anybody in the name of vigilante or volunteer cluster.


He additionally same that anybody caught killing innocent individuals would be pursued by the police and prosecuted.


Adamu same that any herdsman that indulged in kidnapping or different acts would equally be in remission by the police and created to face the total wrath of the law. The arm bandits have been granted amnesty.


Secretaries to the State Governments attending the meeting would stay and continue discussion with security agents and herdsmen on modalities to travel regarding measures to be adopted.

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