Bandits Commander repents, surrender weapons

Posted by News Express | 25 October 2021 | 712 times

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A leader of one of the most notorious bandits group terrorizing communities in Shiroro local government area of Niger state has bowed to the ongoing operation by the Joint Security Task Force in the area following his surrender and turning in his weapons to the Task Force.

The Joint Security Task Force recorded this breakthrough at Iburo community during their operation in the area when the commander voluntarily surrendered himself and his weapons to the Joint Security Task Force.

A source close to the community said that the bandits commander, popularly referred to as Alhaji na mata (Alhaji of women) decided to turn a new leaf after two of his sons who were also members of his gang were killed during an encounter with the Joint Security Task Force.

According to our source, his group is the third most powerful group in the area and have been responsible for a number of bloody attacks on communities around Shiroro and Munya local government areas.

“After the killing of his two children during an operation by the Joint Security Task Force, he decided to repent and surrender his weapons (about three AK 47 riffles) to the security agents. As I speak to you now, he has relocated from Iburo here to Dandaudu village in Munya local government area with his family. He was formerly rearing cattle in the area before joining Banditry,” the source added.


Although the police command Public Relation Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun could not be reached to confirm this latest development, the ongoing operation by the Joint Security Task Force, comprising local hunters and vigilantes, and other security agencies has continue to yield positive results with the killing of scores of bandits in the last one month.


Iburo community has remained the epic center of bandits attacks before the Joint Security Task Force began their operation in the area.

(Daily Sun)

Source: News Express

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