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SOKOTO: Ongoing negotiations with bandits yielding results, Gov Tambuwal says

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The governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal has revealed that ongoing negotiations between his government and bandits were yielding positive results.

Governor Tambuwal made the revelation on Tuesday when he hosted the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8th Division Nigeria Army, Sokoto, Brig. Gen. Aminu Bande who paid him a courtesy visit.

The governor also restated his administration’s commitment towards ending banditry in the state and noted that his administration is doing‎ what it can to tackle insecurity in the state.

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“God willing, the acts of banditry being perpetrated in Sokoto State will soon be nipped in the bud.

“Our ongoing negotiations with bandits is yielding good result, as the menace is generally reduced across the affected areas in the state,” Tambuwal said.

Recall that bandits had been on the rampage in some parts of northern Nigeria, especially Sokoto and Katsina states.

Some of the governors have adopted negotiation with the bandits as a means of ending the scourge.

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