The Nigerian Police Force says the force is being equipped by the government and has also developed strategies to end banditry in the country.
Abdulmajid Ali, the Deputy Inspector-General in charge of Operation, made this known on Monday in Sokoto.
Addressing officers and men of the Sokoto State Police Command as well as leaders of Miyetti Allah at the Officers Mess, he said that the police would in the next three months match into all the forests used by bandits because they have started getting equipment from the government.
“We have developed strategies. We will fight banditry to a standstill. We are matching to Isa and we will conquer the area.
“We have gallant and determined men that can curb any form of insecurity in the country if there are equipments,” he said.
The DIG, however, appealed to the federal government to allow the police to lead in the fight against insurgency and banditry.
While appreciating the support they were getting from leaders and members of Miyeti Allah, he said gone were the days when police would operate alone without involving members of the communities.
“We will involve communities in policing because this is the only way to succeed in securing our communities” he said.
The state chairman of Miyetti Allah, Muhammadu Magaji Gambuwa, expressed concern over the “indiscriminate killing” of his members by a group known as “Yan Sakai”.
He said the group was killing innocent Fulani people in the name of reprisal.
He also cautioned the police against releasing high profile suspects on bail which he said was aggravating banditry.