The Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Garba Dauran, made this known to newsmen in Gusau.

Dauran also said that 2,566 live ammunition, 64 magazines, two handcuffs and 887 locally fabricated Dane guns were also surrendered by the bandits.

He said called for cooperation from community leaders and citizens to check the activities of bandits.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on Feb. 7, the Zamfara government in an attempt to quell banditry in the state initiated the peace accord.

The policy is another amnesty initiative for repentant bandits in the state.

NAN reports that the state government first announced the initiative in July, 2020,  to encourage bandits terrorising rural areas to lay down their arms.

Gov. Bello Matawalle said some bandits who willingly submitted their guns have been resettled in Gusau. (NAN)

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By Ibrahim G. Ahmad

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Gusau May 26, 2021 (NAN) Zamfara State Government has confirmed the surrendering of 203 sophisticated firearms by  repented  bandits and volunteer group (Yansakai) under the state government peace accord.

The Commission for Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Garba Dauran disclosed this at a press briefing which held in Gusau on Monday.

Dauran added that 2,566 live ammunitions, 64 magazines, 2 handcuffs and 887 locally fabricated Dane guns were also surrendered to the state.

He said internal security operation had  achieved a lot in the state through the peace reconciliation process which led to the return of normalcy in some hard hit areas.

He said despite that,  all hands must be on deck to check attacks on soft targets.

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