Notorious bandits commander, Daudawa, others, repent, surrender weapons, pledge with Quran

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Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Anotorious commander bandits known as Auwalun Daudawa from Gidan Jaja on Monday repented and surrendered group’s weapons to Zamfara State Government.

Daudawa and members group also took an oath to stop banditry and embrace peace accord instituted by Bello Matawalle to end decade- banditry in state.

They were received at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital, in the presence some rulers and Islamic clerics who took turns to counsel them as their weapons were handed over to the Command.

They surrendered 20 AK 47 rifles, 1 RPG, 1 PKT, 20 magazines and 72 live ammunition.

The bandits, who swore on the Holy Quran, indicated their willingness to stop banditry and embrace peace for the rest of their lives.

Zamfara, like other -West states, has in the last 10 years faced devastating from armed bandits.

In 2019, the state government entered a peace agreement the .

But despite all these, communities in the state are still being attacked and residents and/or .

About 15 brand new Hilux and cash gifts were also given to leaders of different ‘repentant’ banditry groups by the in 2020.

A top military officer recently told SaharaReporters the bandits were carrying out some of the given to them by Matawalle.

The officer had said, “Those bandits have different groups, so if they say they repent, the will give them a Hilux vehicle but unfortunately they are now using the to carry out .

“Like yesterday (Monday), they attacked Jankara but were resisted by the local vigilantes, so they fled and left one of those Hilux vehicles and the they came behind.

“It’s so sad, he called it a peace and reconciliation programme, but all you need to be rich now in Zamfara is to take up arms against the people.”