Niger State Government grants amnesty to 13 suspected armed bandits
Niger State Government grants amnesty to 13 suspected armed bandits
Niger State Government  grants amnesty to 13 suspected armed bandits
Niger State Government grants amnesty to 13 suspected armed bandits

Niger State Government grants amnesty to 13 suspected armed bandits


Niger State Government has granted amnesty to 13
suspected armed bandits
that were arrested by security
operatives along Kontonkoro axis in Magama Local
Government Area of the state.
Gov. Abubakar Bello disclosed this while delivering a
keynote address at the 2nd General Abdulsalami Abubakar
Foundation Annual Peace Lecture on Saturday in Minna.

He said the bandits were released based on the dialogue
and peace deal as well as agreement reached by the
government and the bandits from the area in August.
The governor said the peace accord reached had led to a
gradual reduction in activities of armed bandits
and kidnappings in the area.

“After hearing them on why they decided to engage
themselves in such activities, we had to go into a peace
agreement with them in the interest of peace and for them
to help us with useful information to tackle spate of
insecurity in the state,” he said.
The governor noted that they have been cooperating and
helping security agencies with useful information on how to
identify unrepentant bandits who were still terrorising the
state.

He said the repentant suspects have been engaged into
various trade and skill acquisition programmes, adding that
the same approach would be applied with bandits in
Pandogari, Allawa and Erena areas of the state, NAN
reports.

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