Four bandit leaders in Katsina State have surrendered their arms and ammunition, as well as rustle cows to the state police command.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Sanusi Buba, while parading the bandits at the police headquarters, identified the bandit leaders as Sale and Mani Turwa, Ado Sarki and Sani Mai-daji.
Buba, who was represented by command’s spokesperson, Gambo Isah, said the bandits surrendered 23 AK-47 rifles, two General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), one AK-49, rifle, 109 GPMG ammunition, and 94 7.62mm live ammunition of AK-47 rifle.
The commissioner said, “We are not begging or even persuading them to surrender.”
“The Nigeria Police force and other sister security agencies will leave no stone unturned in isolating and dealing decisively with individuals and groups of unrepentant bandits who refuse to surrender and keep hibernating in the forests.”
“The Command wishes to assure the good people of the state that banditry and other crimes will soon become history as the security forces are on top of the situation.”
Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has called for the clampdown on Boko Haram insurgents and bandits terrorising the North and the country in general.
Speaking at the town hall meeting on national security hosted by the Ministry of Information and Culture in Kaduna on Thursday, the governor asked security agencies to wipe the criminals.