By Muhammad Sabiu
Following the ban placed on telecommunication services and other commercial activities in Zamfara State due to incessant killings and kidnappings, the government on Thursday says about 2000 suspected informers assisting bandits have been apprehended.
Ibrahim Dodara, Zamfara State Commissioner for Information, disclosed this during a press conference in Kaduna.
Mr Dosara was quoted as saying, “The government has set up a situation room where complaints are being received to ensure prompt action.
He added that the terrorists are being eliminated by troops and have been hit by acute hunger due to the ban placed on commercial activities in the state.
“Many bandits have been neutralised by the army. Most of them are forced to eat raw food like millet because they have been cut off from their collaborators in town,” he said.
Based on the reports coming from the state in recent weeks, there has been tremendous success in the area of the fight against the terrorists in north-western Nigeria.