In Nigeria, 7 foreign bandits surrender, return 14 AK47 rifles, ammunitions
London, Jan. 29, 2021 (AltAfrica)-In Nigerian state of Zamfara, seven bandits have willingly repented and surrendered fourteen AK47 rifles and ammunitions to the state government.
The repentant bandits according to the state commissioner of security and home affairs Abubakar Muhammad Dauran migrated from neighboring states and settled in Zamfara for some years.
He explained that it is the outcome of the recent security meeting which reaffirmed the state government stand on peace dialogue that motivated the seven bandits to repent.
Receiving the repentant bandits at government house Gusau, the state governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle expressed optimism that peace dialogue will bring arm banditry to end in the state and urged people to accept repentant bandits and integrate them in the society.
Nigeria’s premier radio station, Radio Nigeria reports that the seven repentant bandits were made to swear with the holy Qur’an that they will no longer return to the bushes and go back to their nefarious activities for ever
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has rescued some of the still missing Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in April 2014.
No official announcement has been made about how many of the girls had been rescued.
It appears the army is keeping things under wraps until the girls, now women, have been identified.
But Mr. Ali Maiyanga, a parent of two of the 276 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, has confirmed that his second daughter was among the girls rescued from Boko Haram.
The first escaped in November 2016, two years after the girls were abducted from their school.
She returned with a baby born in captivity. But now, she has returned to school to finish her education.
Mr Ali Maiyanga’s two daughters were part of the few Muslim schoolgirls taken with the majority Christian Chibok girls, said
US Nigeria Law Group, which has been tracking the abduction.