Zamfara State Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle says less than 6,000 troops in operation in Zamfara and other Northern states are insufficient to battle about 30,000 bandits in area.
Some North West states, including Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, Kaduna, Kebbi, and Niger state in the North Central have been ravaged by activities of bandits in recent times.
The Governor spoke through the newly appointed State Commissioner for information, Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, at a news briefing in Kaduna on Friday.
Matawalle also said there are over 100 bandits camps across the states, with each having no fewer than 300 members.
He said the Federal Government does not have adequate troops to fight the bandits across the region.