27 ban­dits re­pent in Sokoto

Weekly Trust - - News - Rakiya A. Muham­mad, Sokoto

Twenty-seven armed rob­bers in Isa Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment in Sokoto State have pledged to stop steal­ing. The chair­man of the lo­cal gov­ern­ment, re­tired Colonel Garba Moyi dis­closed this dur­ing the 4th se­cu­rity stake­hold­ers’ meet­ing in Isa town. He added that the re­pen­tant ban­dits had pledged to sur­ren­der all their arms and am­mu­ni­tion dur­ing the next meet­ing and com­mended them for the de­ci­sion.

Moyi who de­scribed de­ci­sion as a good de­vel­op­ment, said it would dras­ti­cally re­duce the re­cur­ring cases of cat­tle rustling, and other crimes in the state, and the na­tion. He as­sured them of as­sis­tance to be pro­duc­tive and in­te­grate quickly into the so­ci­ety and as­sured them of the coun­cil’s pro­tec­tion from any form of in­tim­i­da­tion or ha­rass­ment.

Also speak­ing, Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer in the area, Gazali Umar, pledged to en­sure the pro­tec­tion of the re­pen­tant ban­dits from any in­tim­i­da­tion.

The District Head of Gebe, Al­haji Aliyu Ma­gayaki, noted that the meet­ing will en­hance se­cu­rity of lives and prop­erty of res­i­dents of the area and ad­join­ing com­mu­ni­ties.

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