Bandits’ Commanders Strike Deal, Suspend Attacks In Zamfara

Published 2 months ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
at 09:10 AM, 20/07/2019 (2 months ago)

(3588 | Gistmaniac) (m)


Bandits’ commanders in Birnin-Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara, on Friday agreed to suspend attacks on the people.

The decision was taken at a meeting with the state government and security officials.

The bandits also said that the coast was now clear for all those displaced by the attacks to return home.

The agreement was reached at the palace of the Emir of Birnin-Magaj, NAN reports.

Present at the meeting were the state Commissioner of Police, bandits commanders, leaders of Fulani, Civilian Joint Task Force and local vigilantes known as “Yansakai”.

The meeting, chaired by Police Commissioner Usman Nagogo, was also attended by Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security Matters, Abubakar Dauran and National leaders of Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).

The bandits’ commanders at the meeting were: Ardo Nashawari, Audu Karki and Muhammad Bello, while the leaders of civilian JTF and vigilantes were Malam Garba Nasarawa-Godal and Alhaji Shuaibu Aliyu.

Speaking on behalf of the bandits, Nashawari, said with the suspension of the attacks, farmers were now free to return to their farms and other residents free to go about their normal businesses.

Nashawari added, “We believe with this dialogue,the Fulani can now go to markets, they can move freely without any hitch.”

The Civilian JTF leader, Alhaji Shuaibu Aliyu, urged the government to ensure immediate disarming of the bandits.

“On behalf of the entire members of Civilian JTF and Vigilance Group Birnin-Magaji Local Government Area, we commend the state government for this dialogue, we abide by it,” he said.

On his part, the commissioner of police described the meeting as “fruitful” and restated the commitment of the command to rid the state of banditry, kidnapping and other crimes.

“We are impressed with the comments of the warring factions, both of them have accepted the dialogue”, Nagogo said.

The National President of MACBAN, Alhaji Ardo Kiruwa, described the dialogue as “succeeding”, noting that most of the markets that were hitherto closed due to insecurity, have been opened.

“We were told that the Fulani were seen in Shinkafi market yesterday”, he added.

Kiruwa called on the Fulani to cooperate with government and security agencies in order to maintain peace and stability in the state.

Also, Dauran, the special adviser on security, thanked the people of the state for their support and cooperation toward ensuring that the dialogue succeeded.

He cautioned against politicising the state government’s efforts at tackling the security challenges in the state.

“We are aware that some people are using politics to challenge the government’s efforts in this regard”, he noted.

The Emir of Birnin-Magaji, Alhaji Hussaini Maude-Dan’Ali, thanked the state government for initiating the dialogue and urged all parties to adhere to all the agreements reached during the dialogue.

“We are happy with the outcome of this meeting, we are going to continue to support government towards ensuring the success of this dialogue”, the emir said.

Problem with this article? Please contact us



Baye77 at 10:33 AM, 20/07/2019 (2 months ago)
(4623 | Gistmaniac) (m)

This is serious!
Reply
maizaxx at 02:08 PM, 20/07/2019 (2 months ago)
(1027 | Gistmaniac) (m)

I am  appalled  at  this story. So we know  the bandits involved and we did nothing? Now we are negotiating with them? How unfortunate.
Reply

LATEST COMMENTS

  1. tonyigho on: I Built Church & Mosque With Ransom I Collect -Taofeek Lawal, The Notorious Kidnapper in Oyo
    Dis guy done implicate dat traditional ruler but dat man go surely deny dis guy.... 3 hrs ago
  2. Goldtime on: Aso Rock, Now House Of Comedy - PDP Mocks Buhari
    It has nothing to do with Nigerians and the Nigerian economy.It is a family matter ,every family has... 3 hrs ago
  3. tonyigho on: Research Reveals Beyonce Is The Second Most Beautiful Woman In The World Behind Bella Hadid
    Keep  your stupid research to yourself ... 3 hrs ago
  4. DMG17 on: Aisha Buhari Apologizes For Embarrassment She Has Caused Nigerians In The Leaked Video
    NONSENSE. WHO CARES? ... 5 hrs ago
  5. kp45 on: Nigeria Labour Council (NLC) Set To Commence Nationwide Strike Tomorrow Over Minimum Wage
    Fake NLC, not as infective anymore. ... 6 hrs ago