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Zamfara Governor to grant 100 Fulani bandits in Gusau prison amnesty

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Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle will grant one hundred Fulani bandits currently in detention at Gusau prison amnesty as part of the peace process in the state, a report obtained by ElombahNews has stated.

After reading the report, a concerned, anonymous citizen asked: “Is it Constitutional to pardon bandits who has been convicted already?”

Reacting, another concerned citizen, Ola Adeniyi, replied:

“Does it means that if any other groups rise up and could muscle enough strength to kill and maim tomorrow, they will be granted amnesty, no matter how many life they have slaughter?

“What a country are we?

“Some tribe are more superior to the other. Some life more sacred.

“Our security forces have to beg bandits and criminal alike now!”

He concluded with a sullen “what a pity!”

See the full report below:

Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle will grant 100 Fulani bandits currently in detention at Gusau prison amnesty as part of the peace process in the state.

This was disclosed by the governor when he received the representatives of the Fulani community who paid him a courtesy call at Government House in Gusau on Tuesday.

Matawalle, according his media aide, Alhaji Zailani Bappa, lamented the criminalisation of Fulani in parts of the country.

“I am one of you and I know you are not terrorists. What is happening today has a cause and we are determined to address it with your cooperation,” Bappa quoted the governor as saying.

To ensure peace in the North-West, Matawalle said governors in the zone decided to ban the vigilante group fighting bandits in the area.

He called on all Fulani in the state not to believe those telling them that the state government was not sincere about the peace process.

He said, “You can see now you are here not only in Gusau, but at Government House. Nobody will arrest you or harm you. Our aim is to have a lasting peace in our dear state.”

Earlier, the representatives of Fulani in the state, who spoke through Baba Bello, commended the governor and his commitment to the peace process.

Bello promised that the bandits in the state would surrender their weapons.

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