- Residents of Ekiti state have been warned of a planned attack by some bandits
- Ekiti police commissioner, Babatunde Mobayo, said the bandits have concluded plans to start entering the state
- Mobayo warned residents to be security conscious and report suspected activities in their environment
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The police command has warned of planned attacks by a group of people suspected to be armed bandits to invade Ekiti state and wreak havoc.
The Nations reports that the Ekiti state police commissioner, Babatunde Mobayo, who revealed this in a statement, on Wednesday, September 30, warned residents to beware whom they harbor.
According to the command, it had intelligence report that the bandits would disguise as law-abiding citizens before launching attacks on their host communities after settling down.
The police commissioner went on to note that the hoodlums have concluded plans to start entering the state in batches.
Mobayo while urging the people not to panic called on residents of Ekiti state to be vigilant, security conscious and report any suspected person or group of persons arriving in their environment.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) vowed that it would not relax the current onslaught against bandits until the criminals stopped killing innocent civilians.
Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Sadeeq Abubakar disclosed this on Thursday, September 17, during an on-the-spot assessment of “Operation Wutan Daji Two“, a subsidiary of “Operation Hadarin Daji” in Katsina state.
Air Marshal Abubakar who was speaking on the operation that was launched to restore sanity in the northwest noted that the mandate of “Operation Wutan Daji Two” is to identify the locations of bandits in the forests with a view to flushing them out.
In a related development, residents in Katsina disclosed that bandits and kidnappers in the state now dress as women in long robes to conceal their weapons.
The residents of Kauyen Baidu Sabuwar Unguwar area of Kurfi town said they were recently attacked by bandits who disguised as women wearing long gowns, popularly called Abaya and Hijab.
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