Be on guard, Zamfara and Katsina bandits are fleeing to other states – Presidency tells Nigerians

The Presidency has told Nigerians to be on guard as bandits are fleeing to other states following the counter-attack launched by security operatives in Katsina and Zamfara states. 

Dr Amina Shamaki, the Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) who raised the alarm while speaking in Taraba said the massive movement of armed bandits “is an indication that those unrepentant bandits are making efforts to escalate the menace to other areas.”

Guardian reported that Shamaki also appealed to other states across the country to dialogue with repentant bandits just like Zamfara as she noted that the north-central and south-west states have started experiencing upsurge in kidnap incidents. According to her, fleeing bandits could be behind the crime in the mentioned regions. 

The Permanent Secretary also urged security operatives to be very proactive to prevent bandits from actualizing their dreams. 

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