Four bandit leaders have on Thursday renounced violence in Katsina and surrendered 45 rustled cattle, two General Purpose machine guns, 24 AK 47 assault rifles, 109 GMPG ammunition, 95 7.62MM Live Ammunition, among others.
It is not yet clear whether the bandits who surrendered today were granted amnesty.
Katsina State is one of the states with the highest report of insurgency and other crime-related offences hit by the activities of bandits across the country.
Last December, bandits kidnapped over 300 pupils from a boy’s secondary boarding school in Kankara.
After a week of successful negotiations, the boys regained freedom, the government had said.
The Federal Government has rejected the notion of amnesty for bandits but some state governments, especially those in the North-West, have been quite open to the idea.