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Kidnappers Drop Guns, Rejects Crime For Honest Jobs In Niger

Some gun men in Niger and the Northern part of Nigeria have decided to give up on their illicit crime and have vowed to assist authorities fight crime and corruption. The government on hearing these, pardoned their crimes and pledged to help rehabilitate and equip them in some vocational skills. Enforcers in the West African nation of Niger, and the northern part of Nigeria, recorded a huge win, as numerous gunmen in the region decided to turn in their weapons. An estimated 86 gunmen in the region surrendered their weapons for a more secure and honest future. For years these gunmen have been synonymous with the rampant kidnappings and killings in the area.

Some parts of Northern Nigeria have been hotspots for violent activities such as kidnappings and terrorist attacks. So the surrender of almost 100 gunmen marks a milestone event for the restoration of lawfulness in the region. A ceremony was held to commemorate the event. The abdicated gunmen were received in the town of Bangui, where they admitted that they had resorted to a life of crime as a result of the high level of unemployment where they reside. After much searching and looking around, they decided that violence wasn’t an option in the wake of the damage they had wrought.They asked the government to create job opportunities for them.

The government’s initial response has been to pardon and rehabilitate these ex-gunmen. They will not be tried for their crimes and would face zero penalties for the damage to life and property they have caused thousands. Also, there has been no word on whether the families of their victims would be compensated. Prior to the gun men surrendering, they promised the government that they will be of their best behaviour and also assist in making peace in the region.This great work is one of Government’s way in making sure that insecurity in the state and the nation at large is conquered.

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