Disarmament efforts in the fight against terrorism in the northern state of Zamafara have been yielding positive results, the Nigerian army announced.
In a statement signed by the director of army public relations, Brigadier general Sani Kusheka, the army says that cattle rustlers and armed bandits from different areas of the state have been surrendering their arms and ammunition.
The full statement read;
“The efforts to disarm cattle rustlers and armed bandits spearheaded by the Zamfara State Government and 1 Division Nigerian Army has been yielding fruitful results as more of such persons surrender their arms and other dangerous weapons in Zamfara State.
Over the weekend, ‘Yansakai Vigilante and some repentant cattle rustlers and armed bandits from Kango and Dansadau towns in Maru Local Government Area, Nasarawan Godel in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area, as well as Wunaka town in Gusau Local Government Area, handed over one G3 Riffle, 434 Dane Guns, 69 Locally Made Pistols, 8 Locally Made Revolvers, 39 Locally Made Multi-Barrel Pistols and 36 Locally Made Double-Barrel Rifles.
The weapons were handed over to 233 Battalion of 1 Division Nigerian Army, in the presence of some Zamfara State government officials and representatives of various Security Agencies in the State.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.”