Katsina Bandits: Government wants to appease them with Houses, Market Stalls
Katsina State Government is looking to adopt a new approach towards ending the lingering banditry in the state for bandits who voluntarily surrendered, The Nation reports.
The government plans to offer them houses, market stalls and farmlands if they are willing to surrender and handover their arms to security operatives.
At the moment, one of the leaders of the bandits popularly known as Sada has voluntarily surrendered to troops at Forward Operation Base at Dansadau. He was reported to have submitted three AK 47 rifles, one sub-machine gun and two magazines.
Secretary to Government, Mustapha Inuwa, disclosed that the Governor Aminu Masari administration’s is committed to providing some soft-landing for others willing to surrender their arms. He made this state while briefing newsmen at the Government House in Katsina.
While responding to questions about their commitment to ending the crises he pointed that the N4.274b financial support to security outfits was used for the provision of infrastructure, logistics and payment of allowances of security personnel.