I Can’t Sign Peace Accord With Bandits – Yari

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    File photo: Weapons recovered from armed bandits by Army in Zamfara on June 23, 2018.

    By UMAR FARUK, Gusau

    Worried over the spate of killings in recent time in Zamfara State, Governor Alhaji Abdul Aziz Yari has ruled out possibilities of peace accord with the bandits.

    The bandits attacked Kawaya village in Anka local government area and killed 17 persons and kidnapped village had kidnapped 40 persons including the village and his wives.

    Addressing inhabitants of the village during the condolence visit, Governor Yari said his government would not reconcile with the bandits as suggested by some stakeholders, adding that, his government was going to fight them squarely wherever they are.

    He said that the issue of reconciliation and signing a peace accord with the bandits as earlier arranged was no longer practicable since the bandits were not ready to reform.

    Yari declared that, the government had now taken stringent measures to ensure that all the bandits in the state were hunted and killed, adding that “we are going to avenge the killings of our people since the hoodlums were not ready to stop their nefarious activities”.

    He maintained that he had discussed the issue with the President adding that, the operation would very soon commence in all the nooks and crannies of the state where adequate security would be deployed in all the hideouts of the bandits.

    He assured the people of Kawaye village that his government would very soon compensate them for whatever damage done to them by the bandits and also assured them that the blood of their people who were killed would not go in vain. 

    He directed the army and police to deploy more personal to the village in order to give the villagers adequate security so that the bandits did not return to the village.

    Speaking at the occasion, the emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Mohammed Ahmad used the occasion to call on his subjects to always be security conscious and report any suspicious character to the security operatives for necessary action.
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