The Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State revealed this during a meeting with a vigilante group at Mariga LGA of Niger state. He stated that any bandit who gives up his old ways, would be offered a means of livelihood without cash backing.
The Governor said;
“I am here to thank the vigilantes, boost their morale and to offer more support from the state government so that they can continue to support the police and other security agencies in the fight against bandits and other criminal tendencies.
“Any bandit that surrenders his weapons and repents from his heinous way of living would be forgiven, and provided with a means of livelihood which would not necessarily include any cash backing.
Bello also promised to provide weapons for vigilantes to enhance their onslaught against bandits.