A Repentant Bandit in Zamfara says most Bandits terrorising Communities are fed up with Banditry, Kidnapping and living in the bush.
He says in the next few weeks a good number of bandits will lay down their arms and truly repent because they want to return to the Society
The De – radicalised bandit known as Dan Dukununu says Banditry is flourishing because people in the city are supporting bandits with Information and Logistics
This will be good news for Zamfara state that has been battling security challenges ranging from Banditry, Kidnapping for ransom, cattle rustling among other crime since 2011
With several Communities sacked, thousands killed and abducted while others have fled their ancesstoral homes
The state government as part of its quest for lasting peace granted amnesty to bandits, but this was rebuffed leading to killings and Kidnappings continuing unabated.
This situation that forced the state government to call off the amnesty programme and confront the bandits head on.
But this confession may mean the tide is about to change.
This Repentant Bandit known as Dan-Dukununu was a gang member of the deceased Notorious Bandit Kingpin Buharin Daji
He later joined the gang of another Kingpin Dogo Gide before he Repented
While speaking at a function aimed at fostering peace Organized by the Zamfara State Command of the NSCDC, the Repentant Bandit Says most Bandits are fed up with Banditry, Kidnapping and staying in the Bush
Dan Dukunnu discloses that majority of the bandits want a return to the society, and a good number of them will lay down their arms in the coming weeks
The bandit leader reveals that Banditry and Kidnapping flourish because people in the urban centre support bandits with Information and Logistics
Representatives of the Zamfara Police command at the event says laying down arms alone is not enough but true Repentance
The Repentant Bandit Enjoin Nigerians to Intensify prayers against any form of Criminal activities.