By James Aghogho
Four suspected kingpins of bandits have reportedly surrendered themselves to the Police along with several arms and ammunition, as well as rustled cows in Katsina state.
Parading the repentant bandits at the Police Headquarters in the state, Police Commissioner of Katsina, Sanusi Buba identified the 4 bandits’ leaders as Sale Turwa, Mani Turwa, Ado Sarki and Sani Mai-daji.
Buba, who was represented by the Katsina Police Command’s Spokesperson, Gambo Isah, said, “4 leaders of bandits, namely: Sale Turwa, Manu Turwa, Ado Sarki, Sani Mai-daji; decided unconditionally, on their own to come out from their hideouts in the forest, denounced banditry and surrendered the following arms and ammunition:
“2 General Purpose Machine Guns, 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.”
He warned other bandits who have refused to surrender to follow suit or face the consequences, adding that government is steadily closing on them.
He further said, “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 refuse 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.”