In Zamfara state, the authorities has decided to offered two cows for each gun surrendered to stop attacks by bandits, and other criminal gang such as cattle rustlers.The villages in Zamfara have suffered attack for years by armed groups of motorcycle riders cattle rustlers or kidnappers. Despite the efforts by the security agencies, they still could not stop the attack and killing going on in that area.
That is why, The state governor Bello Matawalle made the announcement on Thursday that, for every rifle submitted by repentant bandit, there will be two cows given to him for compensation. The governor said that, the new initiative is to convince the bandits to surrendered and repent from this bad atrocities, that the are doing.
But the governor also said that, there is no indication that the bandits will accept the offer, because the see cattle rustling and kidnapping as a lucrative way of making money, to them.According to research that the unrest in the northwest Nigeria, due to banditry, kidnapping and terrorism since from 2011, and estimated of about 8,000 people has being killed and 200,000 flee from their homes.
From credible sources, that the bandits usually come from the Fulani ethnic group, who their major occupation is cattle herding. The President has promise to take some measures that will put an end to killing and attack in the northeastern Nigeria. We pray that this new initiative will help to make the bandits surrendered and accept the offer of the two cows.
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