Four repentant bandits leaders have voluntarily surrendered their weapons to the police in the state.
Revealing this on Thursday at a press conference, the commissioner of Police in Katsina State, Mr Sanusi Buba said the bandits also returned 45 rustled cattle.
According to him: “The Command wishes to inform the public that four bandits’ leaders decided on their own to come out from the forest, denounce banditry and surrender their weapons.
“They are: Sale Turwa, Mani Turwa, Ado Sarki and Sani Mai-daji.
“They surrendered two General Purpose Machine Guns, one AK 49 rifle, 23 AK 47 rifles, 109 GPMG ammunition, 94 pieces of 7.62mm live ammunition of AK 47, and 45 rustled cows.
“It became imperative at this juncture, to warn other recalcitrant bandits who refuse to surrender, that government is mightier than any person or group of persons.
“The police and other security agencies will continue to deal decisively with any individual or group of unrepentant bandits that refused to surrender,” he added.
The commissioner further Urge people in the state to continue to provide vital information to security agents that would assist in the fight against banditry and other crimes.