I Joined The Bandits Because My Family Was Killed- One Of the Repentant Bandits
-One of the repentant bandits that surrounded their weapons in Zamfara has given his reason for joining the bandits
-The bandit, Amadu Katare revealed that he became a bandit due to the killing of his parents, wives, and children
-Katare stated that his family was killed by local vigilantes
Some bandits surrendered their AK47 rifles and ammunition in Zamfara Government House on Monday.
One of the repentant bandits, Amadu Katare, has stated the reason why he became a criminal.
Katare revealed that he joined the bandits because local vigilantes killed his parents, wives, and children.
Katare added that many people become bandits because of the extrajudicial killing of their families.
Katare urged the government to take care of Fulanis because they were being killed daily. He wants the government to stop treating Fulanis as “third-class citizens” so that peace can rain.
The repentant bandit went on to say that Yansakai members are responsible for major bandit attacks in that area.
He revealed that Yansakia members were still attacking Fulanis without reason.
Katare however promised that the group will talk to other Fulani bandits to embrace peace in the state.
The bandits revealed that they had been wary of the peace movement by Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle as they were worried that it was all deceit.