Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has said that 250 bandits have, so far, been neutralized and over 600 arrested in North West Zone.
He further said 1,800 of the armed bandits have surrender their weapons.
The Defence chief made the disclosure at the weekly ministerial briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team.
“We are responsible for the security content in that regard, so, to that extent, looking at the numbers, from the last report that I got on Monday, we have neutralized over 250 of the bandits. We have equally arrested well over 600, and because it is a continuous thing, the figures might also change,” he said.
According to him, the rescue operations have led to the rescue of many of those who were recruited, which is also part and parcel of that action and is not limited to Zamfara State, but it also extends to Sokoto and Katsina.
Irabor restated the resolve of the armed forces to continue the fight against bandits and other criminals troubling some parts of the country.