Nigeria’s military crackdown puts squeeze on gangs




Updated 1 hour ago ·
Published on 21 Sep 2021 10:30PM ·





Troops backed by fighter jets went on the offensive early this month against gunmen responsible for a surge in mass abductions and attacks. – AFP pic, September 21, 2021.

NIGERIA’S military campaign against criminal gangs in the northwest is pushing them into neighbouring regions as a result of a telecom shutdown and a squeeze on fuel and food supplies, local residents and officials said.

Hundreds of troops backed by fighter jets began the offensive in early September in Zamfara State against gunmen responsible for a surge in mass abductions and attacks in the northwest.


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