Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari, has disclosed that amnesty has been granted to repentant bandits and cattle rustlers by the north-west governors.
Masari read a communiqué issued at the end of a one-day security and reconciliation meeting with security agents, vigilante, volunteer groups, herdsmen and farmers on Thursday in Katsina.
As earlier reported by Naija News, the police IG, Mohammed Adamu also joined in the meeting between the State governors which held on Thursday.
Due to the clash between farmers and herdsmen, so many lives have been lost over the months.
The governors stated that to put an end to the atrocities, bandits should drop their weapons and no herdsman should be attacked.
“As from today, no vigilante group member or volunteers should attack or kill any herdsman, as sacrifice must be made by both sides to ensure peace reign,” the communiqué read.
“Herdsmen and their families should be allowed to go about their normal businesses, attend markets and worship places without molestation provided they don’t carry arms.
“Those bandits who rustled animals from communities should immediately return them to the government or Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association.
“Bandits should surrender their weapons and immediately release all those kidnapped and now under their custody.
“We are happy that we have seen some releases of kidnapped victims from Zamfara and other states.”