Bandit leaders numbering four in Katsina state have denounced membership of the terror group and have tendered their arms and ammunition to the state government.
Speaking during a brief ceremony today April 8, the ex-bandit leaders renounced and surrendered two General Purpose machine guns, 45 rustled cattle, 24 AK 47 assault rifles, 109 GMPG ammunition, 95 7.62MM Live Ammunition, among others. It is however not clear if they were granted amnesty by the state government.
Katsina State is one of the most affected by the activities of bandits in the country. Recall that last December, they kidnapped over 300 pupils from a boys secondary boarding school in Kankara. The boys were released within a week after successful negotiations with the kidnappers.