Four leaders of bandits in Katsina have unconditionally renounced their crimes and surrendered their weapons to the police.
This was disclosed to journalists by the Katsina Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba.
Buba said the four men Sale Turwa, Mani Turwa, Ado Saki and Sank Mai-Daji “decided unconditionally, on their own to come out from their hideouts in the forest, denounced banditry” and surrendered their arms and ammunition to the police.
He listed the items surrendered by the bandits as two General Purpose Machineguns , One AK 49 Assault rifle
23 AK 47 Assault rifles ,109 GPMG ammunition, 94 7.62mm live ammunition of AK 47 rifle, and 45 rustled cows.
The CP went ahead to warn “recalcitrant bandits, who refuse to surrender, that nobody has monopoly of violence and that government is mightier than any person or group of persons.”
He added: “The Nigeria Police Force and indeed other sister security agencies will leave no stone unturned in isolating and dealing decisively with any individual or group of unrepentant bandits that refuse to surrender and keep hibernating in the forest.
“The Command wishes to assure the good people of the state that banditry and other crimes will soon be a history as the Security Forces are on top of the situation. Members of the public are hereby enjoined to partner with the security agencies by providing useful information that will lead to the arrest of bandits and their collaborators, please.”