Turji, a bandits leader in Zamfara State has disclosed that the reason his group is relocating to the Sabon Birni area of Sokoto State has nothing to do with any impending Nigeria military assault.
Rather, it was the more nationalistic and patriotic goal of defending the border of Nigeria against Niger Republic’s invasion that informed their relocation.
“The army said we are running from them. What we are actually doing is helping them. We know the army has no capacity to effectively defend the nation’s territorial integrity, so we decided to go secure that border when we heard that the Niger Republic military are planning to come into Nigeria through the Sabon Birni region of Sokoto.
After we finish with Niger we can now face the Nigeria military squarely”, Turji explained.