The Katsina State Police Command recovered several deadly weapons of mass destruction from notorious bandits who voluntarily surrendered to the State Police Command.
The notorious bandits who had unleashed untold chaos across the state are said to have voluntarily surrendered and their weapons.
“Two general purpose machine guns, one AK 49 assault rifle, twenty-three AK-47 assault rifles, one hundred and nine (109) GPMG ammunition, ninety-four 7.62 mm live ammunition from AK 47 rifle and forty-five (45) of the noisy cows ”, were recovered.
The report of the repentant bandits was leaked to members of the press at the state police headquarters by the police commissioner, Sani Buba, who was represented by the PRO and police spokesperson.
The Commissioner of Police, addressing members of the press said: “It is my pleasure to welcome you to the headquarters of the Katsina State Police Command, to brief you on another important development of the Nigerian police. ”
Four of the repentant bandit leaders who terrorized the state from the Illeila forest of Safana LGA in Katsina state were reported by the spokesperson for the Katsina police commissioner: Mani Turwa, Sani Mai Daji, Ado Sarki and Sale Turwa.
The state police chief boasted that “we are not begging or even persuading them to surrender.”
He warned that the Nigerian security apparatus would now treat unrepentant criminals and bandits ruthlessly.
“The Nigerian police and other sister security agencies will make every effort to isolate and decisively deal with the unrepentant individuals and groups of bandits who refuse to surrender and continue to hibernate in the forests.”
The Police Commissioner further assured residents and supporters that banditry in the state will soon be a thing of the past.
“The Command wishes to assure the good people of the State that banditry and other crimes will soon become history.” The police commissioner said.
Since December 2020, the bandits continue to unleash countless terrors on the residences and institutions of Katsina State.
Among the many assaults by bandits, the most significant was the kidnapping of around 344 students from the Government Science Secondary School, a boarding school located at Kankara LGA in Katsina State last year in December. .
Last month, it was reported that the state’s governor, Aminu Bello Masari, had turned some boarding schools into day schools due to the relentless threat that bandits posed to educational institutions across the country.
Also due to the nefarious activities and unrest caused by bandits across the state and the country in general, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered Nigerian security agencies to shoot on sight anyone found with an AK-47. in bushes and forests.
Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu in an interview with the TBEN last month said:
“The president has ordered the security forces to go into the bushes and shoot anyone they see with sophisticated weapons like the AK-47.”
Likewise, Katsina state governor Aminu Bello Masari retracted his government’s earlier decision in 2020 to negotiate with the bandits over their failure to abide by the terms of the deal.
“The gunmen have betrayed our confidence in our quest for lasting peace in the state,” Masari reportedly said in a report.