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Bandits Threatens Sokoto Residents, Demand Monthly Allowance

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Bandits on Thursday stormed Dunkawa village in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

The criminals noted that they will not stop attacking communities in the area untill the government grants them amnesty and pays them monthly allowances.

A resident of Dunkawa that spoke with SaharaReporters disclosed that the bandits invaded the village with sophisticated weapons on Thursday and threatened that no one can help the residents unless their demands are met.

They came into the village armed with sophisticated weapons shouting different slogans, they walked around unchecked, they were moving freely, and even patronised local shops.

“They told us not to panic as they were not in the community to attack or kill anybody but to send us to the government. They said nobody, not even the President, Muhammadu Buhari can help us until the government grants them amnesty and agrees to pay them monthly allowances. 

“They have been attacking our community, they were here last week and killed some villagers. We have recorded more than five attacks this month alone.”

Meanwhile, renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi has called on the federal government to grant amnesty to bandits to assure them of safety and rehabilitation when they drop their arms.

Naija News reports that he stated this on Wednesday during a virtual event hosted by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies.

Source: Naija News

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