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It has been reported that some repentant cattle rustlers and vigilante in Katsina surrendered  104 AK47 rifles and other weapons to the State Government.

It was also reported that the ‘weapons  surrendering ceremony’ was organised by a special committee led by the Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Inuwa, in Kankara on Sunday.

Mr. Inuwa said that collection of weapons from the groups was a continuous exercise, and his committee had recovered 28,170 animals from the rustlers out of which 24, 567 had been handed over to their rightful owners.

Governor Aminu Masari of katsina  commended the committee, traditional rulers and members of the groups for the success being recorded by the programme.

He urged them to now interact with members of their respective communities freely and also urged the people of the communities and security agencies to accept them back.

He pledged to provide schools, clinics, grazing lands, dams and other amenities for their resettlement to further discourage conflicts among the two parties.

Some members of the group, Ardo Nashawari, Alti Nadayi, and Malam Chori, thanked the state government for its efforts to reintegrate them into the society.


Written by Okolo Ezinne

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