Katsina Governor Considers Amnesty For Bandits

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Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has revealed his plans to work with governors of other states to consider dialogue and amnesty to bandits for the sake of peace.

The Governor said this on Thursday while briefing newsmen in the state on the outcome of the state’s extended Security Council meeting at the government house.

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Masari said, “Part of what we discussed in the meeting is the effect of what is going on in Zamfara State. And how it affects Katsina State because, right now, Zamfara is in the process of making what they call dialogue which we did some years ago. We started it in Katsina but we realised that for it to be successful, it has to be done in Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi and Kaduna states.

“So, without collective approach to the issue of amnesty in the North West, I don’t think it would work because, we are in a better position to say it because, we have previous experience.

“We are working with other state governors to make sure that we have a united and common approach to the issue of dialogue and amnesty so that peace will reign in the forest area in our states,” Governor Masari said.

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