Kebbi woos Cattle rustlers with amnesty

By Kabir Argungu, Birnin Kebbi

 

Kebbi State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Sama’ila Dabai Yombe has reiterated the state government’s desire to rehabilitate and settle the cattle rustlers in the state.

 

According to the deputy governor this could only happen if the rustlers come out from their hiding and embrace dialogue.

 

Yombe who made this known to newsmen in a chat in Birnin-Kebbi when expressed government’s desire to rehabilitate them and also integrates them back into their various original society.

 

He added that his interest and deep involvement in the war against cattle rustling in the state was as a result of his campaign promises to the electorates that he would always ensure their peace and tranquillity at all times.

 

“My being proactive in this war against the bandists was part of our campaign promises to the people of the State, our government is ready to rehabilitate and resettle these group of people provided they give up their arms and embrace peace.” He added.

 

Yombe, a retired Colonel of the Nigeria Army stated that prosecution of those arrested rested in the hand of the Police, stressing  out that no fewer than 1,600 rustled animals were recovered from the forest of Wassagu, Sakaba and Kamoku forest all In Danko/Wassagu and Sakaba Local Government Area of kebbi State.

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