The deputy governor of Zamfara State, Hassan Nasiha, has announced that popular notorious bandit kingpin in the state, Bello Turji has turned a new leaf and embraced the olive branch extended to him by Governor Bello Mattawale’s government adding that the bandit kingpin is now killing his unrepentant colleagues.
Nasiha made the remarks while speaking at a conference on security organised by the Students Union of Medina University, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday.
“Everyone knows the notorious bandits’ kingpin, Bello Turji who has operated on that axis,”
“The state government, through the peace committee, entered into a peace deal with the bandits’ leader, and he agreed to stop the criminality and to embrace peace.”
He said Turji’s repentance has brought about peace in Birnin Magaji, Shinkafi and Zurmi LGAs in Zamfara adding that he has met with bandits in the 14 LGAs of the state.
The deputy governor also revealed that the peace committee set up by the state government met with nine bandit groups in their camps at Magami and Dansadau emirates where they raised their concerns which prompted the govt. to order the return of cattle grazing routes, lands, water for livestock and other property seized by Hausas to the herders.
He said the order must be respected by both parties in the conflict to enable the return of law and order in the communities.