Muhammed Sani, popularly known as Zakwi, who took over leadership from his late father, Buharin Daji, one of the most dreaded bandits in Zamfara State, has swore with the Holy Qur’an that, henceforth, he would turn a good citizen, never to return to his past life.
Zakwi was at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital today, February 25 to surrender over 30 AK-47 rifles, 2 GPRP rifles, rocket launchers and a large cache of ammunition to the state governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle.
The repentant Zakwi said: “I swear in the name of the Almighty Allah, I will never kill, kidnap or disturb the peace of innocent citizens of Zamfara State and even beyond again. I also pray God to guide me to live a peaceful life.
“A large number of bandits that are still living in the forests are willing to embrace the government peace accord and reconciliation process as we were all made to understand that, the present administration of Governor Matawalle does not mean to trap and harm us, but rather meant to restore peace and tranquility in the state.”
Governor Matawalle had earlier assured the repentant bandits of equal treatments without any victimization by any person or group of persons or individual in the state.
“My administration is committed towards making you live a normal life and to take good care of your children’s education, health services and their training with a view to build a bright future for them.”