The Nigerian Army has stated that internally displaced persons in Zamfara State are returning to their villages due to an improvement in the security situation in the state.
The development was made known on Saturday by Maj. Gen. Jide Ogunlade, the Force Commander of Operation Hadarin Daji in Zamfara.
According to him, several villagers displaced by bandits’ activities in the state are now returning to their homes.
He said; “We have now successfully disorganized the bandits and they can no longer stay comfortably in their hideouts because they know we can locate and strike them at any moment.
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“Although there exists over 300 bandits camps in the bushes, we are doing our best to neutralize them and even when they try to get to any of the neighbouring states, they find it difficult to evade the security.
“This is why they now devised a method of using their informants to divert our attention through distress calls while the bandits go to the opposite direction to lay siege on innocent people.
Maj. Gen. Ogunlade’s comments confirms earlier reports that sacked villagers from six hamlets including Lilo, Fura Girke, Kowha, Kundumau,Yargeba and Bundugel have returned home after an improvement of security in the state.
Through the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security Matters Alhaji Abubakar Muhammad Dauran, the displaced villagers were reportedly led to their villages once again.