Zamfara State Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara has said that shutting down telecommunication services in the state has added to the success of an ongoing military onslaught against bandits.
Speaking at a press briefing in the state, Dosara said some identified camps were destroyed by the Air Force while the Army is also on the ground to neutralise those who managed to escape through footpaths.
“Zamfara State Government in efforts to ensure the crashing of the bandits has requested for the closing down of all networks in the state and this has been effective.
“The security officials are finding it very easy to deal with the bandits in their enclaves in the forests.”
Noting that the state government has taken other measures to address security challenges in the state based on available credible information and intelligence, Dosara added that some illegal motor parks and roadside markets, especially those at Kauran Namoda-Jibia road, Lambar Bakura junction, Mayanchi-Anka junction, Garejin Mai Lena, as well as Filin Jirgi rice and vegetables market in Gusau Metropolitan have been closed down.
“These include the immediate closure of the following places suspected to be habouring bandits and their collaborators.”