The ongoing military operations against bandits and kidnappers in Zamfara has been very successful as over 2,000 informants providing bandits with key information have been arrested in the State.
Zamfara Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, disclosed this while addressing journalists in Kaduna.
Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara said the State Government set up a military operation a month ago to take the fight to the bandits, noting that the operation was so successful that bandits now eat raw okro and grass as 80% of them have fled to Sokoto.
He however disclosed the State Government may reconnect mobile telecommunications services before end of this week.
The Commissioner urged the public to discountenance campaigns of calumny against the operation and those playing down success of the operation.
He alleged that those who benefited from the bandits activities in the state and those who are supplying the bandits have engaged social media and section of the traditional media to sponsor fake news against the operation.
According to him: “Over 2,000 informants have been arrested and they are now providing information regarding their operation, the way they collaborated with the bandits, who and who are involved in the banditry.
“The military operation has succeeded in making the bandits to flee Zamfara state, so many bandits have been neutralised, 80% of the bandits in Zamfara state have gone to Sokoto state. Sokoto state government is trying to push them out or neutralise them. Just 20% of the bandits are in Zamfara or Katsina state.”
Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara commended the people of Zamfara state for generally accepting the measures introduced by the State Government to ensure lasting solution to banditry.