The Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor, says security agencies have so far neutralised 250 bandits and captured over 600 since the interruption of communication facilities in Zamfara, parts of Niger, Sokoto and Kaduna States.
Irabor revealed this at the resumed weekly ministerial briefing, organized by the Presidential Communications Team, led by Femi Adesina, yesterday in Abuja.
Lucky Irabor also disclosed that thousands of kidnapped citizens were rescued from various camps of bandits located in Zamfara, Niger, Kaduna, Sokoto and Katsina States in the last five weeks.
He restated the resolve of the armed forces to continue the fight against bandits and other criminals troubling some parts of the country.
Commenting on the recent surrender of Boko Haram fighters, Irabor said over 1 thousand 800 of the insurgents had so far surrendered.
He called on stakeholders and all citizens to cooperate with security agencies in order to win the fight against insurgency.