The Katsina State Police Command has said that four leaders of bandits have surrendered their weapons in the state.
The State Police Commissioner, Sanusi Buba in a statement said it was yet another important breakthrough made by the Command in the ongoing fight against banditry, armed robbery, kidnapping and other forms of crimes and criminality in the state.
The leaders are Sale Turwa, Mani Turwa, Ado Sarki and Sani Mai-Daji.
Buba said that they unconditionally came out from their hideouts in the forest, denounced banditry and surrendered their arms and ammunition.
Two general purpose machineguns, one AK 49 assault rifle, 23 AK 47 assault rifles, 109 GPMG ammunition, 94 7.62mm live ammunition of AK 47 rifle and 45 rustled cows were recovered from them.
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Buba said it became absolutely imperative to warn other recalcitrant bandits, who refuse to surrender, that nobody has monopoly of violence and that government is mightier than any person or group of persons.
“The Nigeria Police Force and indeed other sister security agencies will leave no stone unturned in isolating and dealing decisively with any individual or group of unrepentant bandits that refused to surrender and keep hibernating in the forest.
“The Command wishes to assure the good people of the state that banditry and other crimes will soon be a history as the Security Forces are on top of the situation.
“Members of the public are hereby enjoined to partner with the security agencies by providing useful information that will lead to the arrest of bandits and their collaborators, please,” the statement added.