By Abdullahi Isah
Forty-seven gang members in Jakara Kano city have surrendered their weapons to the state vigilante group.
The repentant gang members blame, poverty, ignorance, and societal negligence as the factors that led them to initially join the gang.
“But thank be to God as we are talking to you now, we want to be reformed, to be good people and contribute our quota to the development of this society.
“We have been promised jobs while some of us have already secured offers of employment. That is why we said bye to thuggery,” said their spokesperson.
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Meanwhile, the Jakara area commandant of Vigilante group, Haruna Dalha Maja, expressed satisfaction with the development.
He also appealed to governments at all levels to address thugs’ activities through creating jobs and tackling the wide spread use of illicit drugs among youths.
“As we all know, youths are the future of any society, therefore if we don’t give them proper upbringing our society will be left behind in terms of development and prosperity,” he said.
“Why always us? Why always complaints without taking any serious actions to address the menace once for all?
“Those jobless youths that you see them roaming the street today, might be problems to you one day” he added.
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