Banditry: Zamfara Governor To Set Up Disarmament Committe

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    Matawalle inspecting cache of arms and ammunition recovered from repentant bandits in Zamfara State.

    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has said that he will soon set-up a disarmament committee to aid the successes of the peace accord being pursued by his administration. 

    This was contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication, Zailani Bappa, dated  July 6, 2020.

    He made the disclosure while inspecting 25 AK 47 rifles surrendered willingly by bandits who repented in the last three days.

     This brings to the number of such and more dangerous weapons surrendered to more than 150.

    He told visiting Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai that, contrary to the insinuation in several qwaters that his peace accord has failed, it is rather gaining more impetus with the carrot and Stick approach now adopted by tye state Government. 

    “Our fight against banditry is now adopting the carrot and Stick approach where those who agree to talk peace with us are spared to live a normal life, while those who refuse or renege will face you”, Matawalle told the Chief of Army Staff. 

    “the establishment of a disarmament Committee comprising of all the segments of the country’s security operatives will aid our work. Even those who refuse to disarm will be left with no option when you finally push them to wall or they perish”, Matawalle observed. 

    General Buratai was in Zamfara State on a working tour and to celebrate this year’s Army day. 

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