September 22 2022
The Nigerian military has warned locals in three northwestern states to leave the forests ahead of a bombing operation against bandits and terrorists, reports Reuters.
Advertisements have been running on local radio and television stations calling on civilians to leave the forests in Zamfara, Katsina and the Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna state ahead of a “heavy bombardment.”
The region has been plagued by local armed groups, known as bandits, that kill and kidnap civilians.
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