The federal government said that the killings caused by clashes between farmers and shepherds, a cattle storm, cross-border crimes and banditry, in particular, have declined sharply over the past two months.
This was stated by the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed during a special meeting in the Town Hall on security in Gusau, Zamfara.
He said that the sharp drop in murders is the result of the concerted and determined actions of the federal government to curb the threat.
"I have no doubt that good people from Zamfara can testify to a sharp reduction in the activity of scars of cattle and other bandits in the state, as the federal government has collected a 1,000-strong military force consisting of the army, the air force, the police and civil defense, start fierce attacks on bandits terrorizing the villages and cities of the Zamfar state. The situation will continue to improve until violence ceases, "he said.
He said that those who are inclined to exploit the national fault lines of the country have distorted the narrative in order to give ethnic and religious coloring to the murders, and this has aggravated the murders.
"We must renounce them, even when the federal government continues to strengthen successful efforts to end the killings," he said.
Alhaji Mohammed said that the measures taken to reduce the clashes between farmers and shepherds, the storm of cattle and other acts of banditry by the federal government, include the deployment of the Joint Military Intervention Force (JMIF), which includes regular and special forces personnel from army, strength and
Navy and working in cooperation with the Police Force of Nigeria, the Department of State Security (DSS) and the Security and Civil Defense Corps of Nigeria (NSCDC).