This was disclosed on Friday by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, while addressing a press conference at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.

General Buratai disclosed that bandits are fleeing from Zamfara State following ceaseless superior firearms from troops, adding that this is responsible for recent attacks in Katsina and Sokoto states.

Buratai also said that the bandits had migrated from their epicentre to Kaduna, Kano and Niger states following the success being recorded by troops after the launch of its special operation, tagged: “Operation Harbin Kunama III.”

To this end, he announced that the Nigerian Arny would be conducting the special exercise in the affected areas to rid them of the bandits and other criminal elements.