- The Army chief, Tukur Buratai, has warned the public on the influx of bandits into states like Kaduna, Kano, Niger
- Buratai claimed that the bandits are running away from Zamfara state where they operated in the past
- The Army boss said the bandits are leaving Zamfara for other states due to the military operations against them
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, has cried about about the influx of bandits into states like Kaduna, Kano and Niger after fleeing Zamfara, Katsina.
Buratai, who spoke at a press conference at the Army Headquarters, Abuja, on the 'Reorganisation of Exercise Harbin Kunama III', claimed that the bandits are fleeing from Zamfara into this other states.
Sahara Reporters reports that the Army chief said the bandits are fleeing because of the successes recorded by the army in combating the criminals in states like Zamfara and Katsina.
Buratai also announced that the announced that the army would be conducting the special exercise in the affected areas to rid them of the bandits and other criminal elements.
The Army chief's statement was made barely hours after over 1,000 Yan sakai vigilante members reportedly surrounded Dandume divisional police station in Dandume local government to demand for the release and execution of some suspected bandits, Daily trust reports.
The vigilante group had earlier in the day apprehended 22 of the bandits who stormed Unguwar Madugu to purportedly carry out an attack on the village. This was said to have occurred before the arrival of security personnel
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Muhammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police, has said that Fulani elders on the platform of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) have agreed to provide support in getting rid of bandits from northern states.
The minister of internal affairs, General Abdulrahman Danbazau, the police chief and other top government officials met with Fulani elders in Birnin Kebbi.
Their meeting was sequel to the order of President Muhammadu Buhari to the security chiefs to dialogue with leaders from volatile states to end banditry.
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