The Presidency has announced that Nigerians should be on guard as a counter attack launched against the Zamfara and Katsina bandits, has set them on the run to other parts of the country.
Dr Amina Shamaki who is the Permanent Secretary, Special Services raised the alarm from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF) while speaking in Taraba said,
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.