Bandits operating in Zamfara are currently on the run as a result of security measures taken by the government and the ongoing military operation.
To put them in check, the Federal Government had shut down phone network while the state government closed some markets that operated on a weekly basis.
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Although there have been some setbacks, many have said the operation has been successful to a large extent.
Commenting on this, Governor Bello Matawalle said the barrage of attacks on bandits by security forces had made them to make a fresh overture to government, seeking dialogue.
He noted that some of the bandits were running out of Zamfara to other states as a result of the new security measures introduced by the state government.
Daily Trust has now found out some of the new locations of the armed gang since the bombardment began.
Among the places that they have fled to, according to sources are:
- Kebbe in Sokoto
- Lambar Tureta in Sokoto
- Birnin-Gwari in Kaduna
Rekeb, a notorious bandit confirmed the relocation of some of the bandits to Daily Trust, but boasted that he and other kingpins have remained within their “known location in Zamfara”.