I Joined Banditry Because My Parents, Wives, Children Were Killed – Repentant Bandit (Photo)




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A repentant bandit has confessed why he joined the armed group terrorising and killing innocent .

Amadu Katare is of the repentant bandits who surrendered their AK47 rifles and ammunition at the chamber of Zamfara yesterday.

He revealed that he was forced to become a bandit due to the extra-judicial killing of his parents, wives and children by local vigilantes.

Katare disclosed this when he surrendered his weapons to the Government at the chamber of the in Gusau, Zamfara capital.

The repentant bandit noted that there were so many people who turned to notorious bandits due to extr- judicial killings of their relatives.

“Since the coming of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle and the introduction of his peace , we have been following developments to see if it was another deceit, and we have studied the and decided to cease fire,” he said.

Katare, therefore, appealed to the federal and governments to always protect the people, saying that the people are being killed a daily basis.

am appealing to the state government to ensure that there is justice and the only way to restore peace is to desist treating the people like third class citizens.”

According to him, the outlawed Yansakai members escalated the rate of banditry activities in the state, pointing out that the Yansakai members are still attacking the people even without any reason.

“There never be any peace in any society if injustice continues to reign supreme,” he said.

Katare said that every body is believing that Fulani people are the only people for banditry in the state, saying that the Yansakai members are the major problem not the Fulani’s are popularly believed.

He however assured that his group would engage other Fulani bandits to ensure that they embrace the ongoing peace accord and reconciliation process.

Responding, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said that disarmament would reduce the free of arms and ammunition to the barest minimum in the state in particular and the country in .

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