The Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal has said the state government is negotiating with bandits in the state.
Tambuwal who disclosed this on Tuesday when the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8th Division Nigeria Army, Sokoto, Brig. Gen. Aminu Bande who paid him a courtesy call at the government house assured that banditry will soon be a thing of the past in the state.
He said, “God willing, the acts of banditry being perpetrated in Sokoto State will soon be nipped in the bud.
“Our ongoing negotiations with bandits is yielding good result, as the menace is generally reduced across the affected areas in the state.”
The governor assured the Acting GOC of the government’s continuous support and cooperation with security agencies for effective discharge of their duties.
In his remarks, Bande thanked Tambuwal for the state’s government support for the Army, he promised that his Division is committed to ending kidnapping,cattle rustling and banditry in the zone.
Sokoto is the third state to negotiate with bandits terrorising the North West region after Zamfara and Katsina states.