At least twenty seven armed robbers in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State have repented and promised not to engage in armed banditry henceforth.


While speaking at the 4th security stakeholders’ meeting recently held in Sokoto State, the Chairman of the Isa local government area of the state, retired Col. Garba Moyi, disclosed that 27 armed bandits have reportedly pledged to stop banditry in the locality.

The chairman who said that the repentant bandits had pledged to surrender all their arms and ammunition during the next adjourned meeting, commended them for the decision to repent from banditry.

Moyi who described it as a good development, said it would drastically reduce the recurring cases of cattle rustling, armed robbery and other related crimes in the state and nation. He assured them of assistance to be productive and integrate fast into the society.

Moyi added that the council would ensure they are protected from any form of intimidation or harassment.

Also speaking, Divisional Police Officer in the area, Gazali Umar, pledged to ensure protection the penitent bandits from any intimidation.

District Head of Gebe, Alhaji Aliyu Magayaki noted that the meeting would enhance security of lives and property of the residents of the area and adjoining communities.