– For killing two criminals, a driver has been awarded N2 million reward by the Zamfara state government
– Zamfara state government said the gesture was in fulfillment of the state governor’s pledge to give N1 million on each AK 47 rifle siezed from bandits
– The driver reportedly ran into the two bandits along Gidan Jaja/Gurbin Bore Road of Zurmi local government area of the state in the night
Zamfara state government has on Tuesday, November 11, awarded N2 million cash as reward to a commercial vehicle driver for killing two armed bandits last week
A commercial vehicle driver (name withheld), has on Tuesday, November 11, received N2 million cash as reward from Zamfara state government for killing two armed bandits last week.
The state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Alhaji Bello Dankande, who handed over the money on behalf of the government said the gesture was in fulfillment of the state governor’s pledge to give N1 million on each AK 47 rifle siezed from bandits.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the driver ran into the two bandits along Gidan Jaja/Gurbin Bore Road of Zurmi local government area of the state in the night.
He said the incident happened when the bandits were attempting to cross the road with their rifles on their shoulders killing them instantly.
Similarly, two other communities benefited from the same gesture of N1 million each having rounded two bandits, siezed their guns and handed them over to the security agents.
The commissioner further said the two communities were that of Unguwan Mallamai in Maradun local government and Matuzgi in Talata-Mafara local government areas.
He restated the state government’s commitment to continue to the give reward noting that “the state government is ready to give N100 million to any person or group that collects 100 AK 47 and we will continue to improve on the security of all communities in the state”.
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Legit.ng had reported that Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state on Thursday, October 1, announced a reward of N1 million for every illegal AK-47 rifle returned to the state government.
The governor, who announced this at a news conference in Gusau, said the gesture had become necessary following the unabated increase in crime, especially abduction, in the state.
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