The Nigeria Army has refuted the absurd story peddled by the online news medium Sahara Reporters that the state government has doled out Hilux vehicles to repentant bandits who are using them in terrorising the state.

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In a stern refutation to the story, Brigadier Musiliu Bello rejected the story as false testifying that Governor Bello Matawalle has only aided the military and other security operatives with 200 Hilux vehicles. In his words: “Never was His Excellency involved in giving vehicles to bandits. I know the vehicles he gave to the military, I know the vehicles he gave to other security agencies including Operation Hadarin Daji, not to the bandits, Never!”