Six Repentant Bandits Surrender Weapons To Zamfara Govt

Adeniyi Salaudeen  
Updated February 8, 2021


Six repentant bandits on Monday embraced the amnesty deal and surrendered their weapons to the Zamfara State Government.

The weapons including AK-47 rifles, General Multipurpose Machine Gun (GPMG), Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG) and several ammunitions were surrendered at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

After taking an oath with the Holy Quran in the presence of Governor Matawalle and other stakeholders, they laid down their arms, vowing not to go back to banditry anymore.

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle on February 8, 2021 receives some weapons surrendered by some repentant bandits at the Government House in Gusau.


Feeling remorseful, the ex-bandits asked for Nigerians from Nigerians over their engagement in criminal activities.

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On his part, Governor Matawalle was delighted that the notorious bandit, Auwalu Daudawa and five others towed the path of peace by surrendering.

He expressed optimism that more bandits will also accept the peace deal to lay down their arms so that peace can be restored in Zamfara and other parts of Nigeria.

While noting that the fight against insecurity is not for the state government and security agencies alone, the governor asked the people to support the fight so that the state can succeed to restore peace to enable residents to sleep with their two eyes close.