200 bandits drop weapons in Sokoto, release 8 captives

As a result of the ongoing negotiation with the Kaduna government, no fewer than 200 bandits in Sokoto have repented and denounced violence in the state.

According to the Commissioner for Career and Security Matters, Colonel Garba Moyi (rtd) who disclosed this to pressmen also confirmed that the bandits who operated in the Eastern part of Sokoto, released eight people in their custody.

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Moyi also confirmed that about 500 livestock were recovered from them.

The commissioner explained that part of the deal reached with the bandits was that henceforth, they would not kidnap anybody, while the security agencies would not arrest any of their members unless if caught with weapons or any incriminating items.

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