Augustine Okezie, Katsina
Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari and the Army yesterday called on leaders of repentant bandits and their followers to hand over their weapons to the government.
They said this would ensure return of peace and security.
The governor said the call became necessary following reported cases of security skirmishes and reprisals among the repentant bandits and growing security challenges in the forest.
In a related development, Governor Masari has advocated a holistic approach that will see the three tiers of government being involved in disarming and rehabilitating repentant bandits.
The call was made during a stakeholders’ meeting involving the leadership of the Army, DSS, security operatives, Myetti Allah, repentant bandits and the media.