By Chuks Ekpeneru
The Military High Command has assured that it is closely monitoring the movement of armed bandits and criminals from one State to another.
Coordinator Defence Media Operations (DMO), Defence Headquarters, Maj. Gen . John Enenche stated this in a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
He said intensified offensive and military onslaught against armed bandits and other criminality in the North west and North Central parts of the country by the Nigerian military has made them to flee to other states. He said this has given rise to concerns and phobia from different quarters that they may transfer their criminal activities to other states.
Enenche said that the military has put in place all the proactive measures to curtail its occurrences.
Gen Enenche explained that “to address this specifically, all current operations are in synergy with the ongoing operations in the North West to tackle interstate movement of armed bandits and other criminals within the North West and North Central zones”.
He added that, air assets have been deployed to cover Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa and Kogi states in this regard.
“I am to affirm that, the Armed Forces of Nigeria is totally committed to tackling all the security challenges in the country until normalcy is restored. Hence, the public is requested to continue to provide credible information to the Nigerian Military”.