Gov. Aminu Tambuwal has confirmed the relocation of more terrorists and their informants to Sabon Garin Liman village in Wurno Local Government Area of Sokoto state.
Governor Tambuwal on Thursday, said he had received intelligence reports on the influx of the terrorists.
He, however, reiterated the determination of his administration to flush out all terrorists and their informants in some communities of the state.
The governor warned marauders and their collaborators to steer clear of the state or face the full wrath of the law.
Tambuwal said the administration, with the assistance of security agencies and the Federal Government, would not allow criminals to lose the gains already made in stemming the tide of bandits’ nefarious activities.
Tambuwa made the remarks in his address when he visited Sabon Garin Liman village in Wurno Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
He said: “The state government is not unaware of what is happening in this village, where bandits both from within and outside the country are taking refuge.
“I was out of the state and had to come back because of certain information that I received. The information is very worrisome and of concern. It has to do with happenings around here and Gundumi forest in Zamfara.
“We know that there are informants in this village and they collaborate with bandits. We are going to flush them out and make sure that the law takes its course on them.”
The governor appealed to the law-abiding people in the community to collaborate with the village head, other leaders, and security agencies in the state.
He said: “It is important to cooperate with the security agencies, particularly those deployed around this area so that we can nip this in the bud and reestablish peace here and in the state in general.”
The governor commiserated with the people of the community on what has been happening in the area, especially the recent attacks.
”What happened in Kebbi, where bandits killed over 60 vigilante men is shocking.
” I extend condolences to the people and government of the state. We don’t want such happenings. We must all work together to ensure that the progress being recorded so far is not retarded.
“We pray that God Almighty shall continue to forgive the souls of those who lost their lives; and grant complete healings to those who sustained injuries and wounds,” the governor said.