According to the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, the barrage of attacks on bandits by security forces have made them to make a fresh overture to his government, seeking dialogue which would not be granted.
the Federal Government had shut down phone network while the state government closed some markets that operated on a weekly basis.
Many attest that the security measures so far taken have been successful to a large extent as some of the bandits were running out of Zamfara to other states.
Governor Matawalle, who ruled out the option of dialogue, said emissaries of bandits have informed him that they had repented and would want to dialogue with the government.
With the intensity of the military bombardment on their strongholds, Daily Trust is reporting that the armed gangs in Zamfara are now relocating to: Kebbe in Sokoto; Lambar Tureta in Sokoto and Birnin-Gwari in Kaduna.
A notorious bandit named Rekeb, who confirmed the relocation of some of the bandits to the newspaper, boasted that he and other kingpins have remained within their “known location in Zamfara”.