Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has stated that there are about 30,000 armed bandits operating in Zamfara and five other states (Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Kaduna and Niger).
According to the governor, there are over 100 bandits camp with 300 members each in the region.
The governor who spoke through the State Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, in Kaduna on Friday noted that the Federal Government does not have enough troops to fight the bandits.
He noted that there are only 6,000 troops operating in the North-West region, adding that the number cannot tackle 30,000 bandits.
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