Four heads of alleged bandit groups have surrendered themselves to the police alongside several arms, ammunition, and rustled cows in Katsina state.
Parading the repentant bandits at the Police Headquarters, Kastina, the state Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba identified the four to include Sale and Mani Turwa, Ado Sarki and Sani Mai-daji.
Buba, who was represented by the command’s spokesperson, Gambo Isah, said the bandits surrendered 23 AK-47 rifles, two General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), one AK-49, rifle, 109 GPMG ammunition, and 94 7.62mm live ammunition of AK-47 rifle.
He also said that the bandits surrendered 45 rustled cows voluntarily.
The commissioner said, “four 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:
“Two 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, 45 rustled cows.”
He warned 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.