No less than 3,000 repentant bandits have surrendered their arms, following the peace and dialogue committee initiated by the Zamfara State Government.
The Deputy Governor, Ibrahim Wakkala, who doubles as the Chairman of the state’s Dialogue, Reconciliation and Disarmament Committee, stated this in Gusau on Saturday at an interactive session with the National Economic Council Committee on Farmers/Herdsmen Clashes.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the committee, led by its Chairman, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, was in the state for a fact-finding mission on the insecurity faced by the state.
Wakkala said the committee also succeeded in restoring peace and stability in the state.
“With these efforts, our communities are now living peacefully and cooperating with security agencies in sustaining peace in the state.
“Our economic activities at local communities, which were displaced, have now improved. Our local markets are now functioning,” he said.
The deputy governor also commended the state government, security agencies, traditional rulers and all other stakeholders for their efforts.