How to stop ‘bandit’ attacks in northern Nigeria? | Armed Group News

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Armed groups killed at least 200 villagers in apparent retaliation for military airstrikes.

Armed groups have been terrorizing people in central and northwestern Nigeria for years.

So-called “bandits” burn down villages, steal cattle, and take hostages for ransom.

The government appears to be working to stem the rise in attacks.

Gunmen killed at least 200 people in Zamfara state on Tuesday, in apparent retaliation for military airstrikes on the hideouts of armed groups.

So what’s behind these attacks and what can be done to stop them?

host: Muhammad Jaime


Mike Ejiofor – Former Director of the Nigerian National Security Service

Bulama Bukarti – Analyst, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Aliyu Musa – Independent Researcher on Conflict and Nigerian Politics