The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has raised alarm over the interstate movement of bandits.
Major General John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
According to Enenche, there are worries from some quarters in the North West and North Central parts of Nigeria that armed bandits could escape from states where the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies are conducting various operations at the moment, to other states.
“In this regard, the High Command of the Nigerian Military at this moment assures all concerned that proactive measures are in place to handle such occurrences.
“To address this correctly, 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. Also, air assets have been deployed to cover Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa and Kogi states.
“I’m to affirm that the Armed Forces of Nigeria is 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,” he said.