Zamfara State Governor Bello Mohammed has said that his administration will no longer grant amnesty to bandits as they have failed to embrace the peace initiative earlier extended to them by his government.
The governor said this, during a Juma’a prayer at Dalala Mosque in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital.
He asked the residents to be patient and support the new security measures being put in place to flush out the bandits and their collaborators, for peace to reign in the state.
He disclosed that the bandits who are currently facing the heat of the fire of security agencies have sent some persons to inform him that they have repented, and they should sit at the dialogue table to resolve the security situation.
Governor Mohammed said the security agencies are recording successes, in the ongoing onslaught against the criminals in the state.
He also hinted that some of the bandits are running out of Zamfara to other states, as a result of the suffering imposed by the new security measures, introduced by the state government to cut off food, petrol supply and other essential commodities to them in the bush.
The Governor appeals to politicians to avoid buying motorcycles for distribution to people who in turn sell who eventually use them to perpetrate evil.
Meanwhile the Zamfara State police command has placed a ban on motorcycles with clutches in 13 Local Government Areas of the state.
The areas include Damba and Mada communities in Gusau Local Council.
Ayuba Eleanor, The State Commissioner of Police, at a briefing with newsmen says the additional security measures is to assist in wiping out criminals
He revealed that vehicle owners who are engaging in such acts, particularly, are Golf cars and canters, which he warned to stop, or else face the full wrath of the law.
CP Elkana appealed to the residents of Zamfara State to bear with the security agencies on the security measures being put in place, as it is for the best interest of all and sundry.
He reminded the residents that the restriction of motorcycle operation and vehicles in the 13 local government areas of the state from 6 AM to 6 PM, while in Gusau, the state capital, from 6 AM to 8 PM is still in force.
In another development, the Taskforce for the Enforcement of the new security measures in Zamfara State, led by its chairman, Abubakar Dauran, has handed over to the police, some bandits and their informants, arrested recently, for safekeeping.
The police commissioner told journalists that the security agencies would brief them on the successes recorded, in due time.