The Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has pardoned six (6) inmates as part of his year 2020 New Year gesture.
The announcement was made in a statement by Commissioner of Information, Home Affairs and Culture, Alhaji Abdullahi Bego.
He said, “Governor Buni commends the people of the state for their resilience and the security agencies for their hard work on behalf of peace and security.
“The governor advised the people to continue partnering with the security agencies to ensure peace across the state.
The Governor has also granted pardon to six prison inmates who were convicted and are serving jail terms for various offences “As part of celebrating the New Year gesture.
The governor granted these pardons in exercise of his Prerogative of Mercy as conferred on him by Section 212 (1) of the constitution of the country and based on the advice of the Prerogative of Mercy Advisory Council.