The Zamfara Government has hinted that repentant bandits have surrendered 203 sophisticated firearm, under the state government peace accord in Gusau , the Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Garba Dauran has said.
Dauran also said that 2,566 live ammunition, 64 magazines, two handcuffs and 887 locally fabricated Dane guns were also surrendered by the bandits.
He called for cooperation from community leaders and citizens to check the activities of bandits.
Our correspondent reports that on Feb. 7, the Zamfara government in an attempt to quell banditry in the state initiated the peace accord.
The policy is another amnesty initiative for repentant bandits in the state.
We also gathered that the state government first announced the initiative in July, 2020, to encourage bandits terrorising rural areas to lay down their arms.
Gov. Bello Matawalle said some bandits who willingly submitted their guns have been resettled in Gusau.