Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger state alleged that some infiltrators in the state divulge government classified information on security issues to bandits, resulting in attacks on some Local Government Areas.

Bello made this known in Minna, at a news conference on the recent order by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Nigerian Air Force to tackle suspected hideouts of bandits in the state.

It would be recalled that since 2016 six Local Government Areas; Paikoro, Munya, Shiroro, Rafi, Rijau and Mariga have been under the siege of armed bandits and recently, Mashegu made the list also.

He added that the presidential order on the security issue is supposed to be confidential, but that some people leaked the information to the bandits ahead of the operation.

Bello alleged that the bandits operate with the assistance of some people within and outside government.

The Governor said the State government had been providing logistics, such as vehicles, to support various operations by security agencies and the vigilante towards ending the menace of bandits in the state.