Some bandits in the forest between Dandume Local Government Area of Katsina and Birni Gwari in Kaduna have begged Governor Aminu Bello Masari to grant them amnesty as they are tired of violence.
Concise News understands that the bandits spoke to the press over the weekend in a primary school located at Dankolo Village in Sabuwa Local Government Area.
According to the leader of the bandits Idris Yahaya, his members are suffering from deprivation and no longer want to take up violence.
“We are tired of violence. Again, we have discovered that the real benefactors of this violence include highly placed government officials and security personnel, who will want it to go on for their pecuniary benefits,” he said.
“We want Governor Masari to talk directly to us.”
While reacting to the development, the Katsina State Police Command cautioned the bandits to surrender or dance to the tune of the law.
“In a couple of weeks to come, there will be no hiding place for any bandit. They should either surrender or face the consequences,” the police noted in a statement.
“The strategy put in place by the security agencies, couple with the cooperation of the public in giving out actionable intelligence, is yielding results.”