Zamfara: Bandit leader Daudawa, gang members surrender 20 AK-47 rifles, RPG
NEWSMAN, Gusau – A notorious bandit leader, Auwalu Daudawa, and six members of his gang, on Monday, surrendered 20 AK-47 rifles and one RPG to security agencies in Zamfara State.
Daudawa and the others declared their repentance from banditry before Governor Bello Matawalle and security agencies in Gusau.
The group leader who spoke on behalf of other bandits sought the forgiveness of the state government and the people of the state.
Reacting, Governor Matawalle commended him and his followers for dropping their arms, and vowed to sustain the dialogue to ensure lasting peace in Zamfara.
He also lauded the council of Ulamas and residents of the state for supporting the process.
“We are going ahead with the process as agreed with all stakeholders in the state. We are in this dialogue to ensure sustainable peace in the state. We are committed to that and we are working day and night to achieve the goal.
“We thank Daudawa and his members for their repentance and implore them to join hands with the state government in convincing others to also repent,” the governor said.
“We have more than 20 AK-47 released by the former bandits, this is very commendable. I call on the people to pray for Daudawa and his team so that he can maintain his oath”, Matawalle added.