How can 'bandit' attacks be stopped in northern Nigeria?

Armed groups have terrorised people in northern Nigeria for years.

The 'bandits' burn down villages, steal cattle and kidnap people for ransom.

The government appears to be struggling to stop a rise in attacks.

Gunmen killed least 200 people in Zamfara state on Tuesday, in an apparent retaliation against military air strikes on the armed groups' hideouts.

So what can be done to stop the assaults?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Mike Ejiofor - Former Director of Nigeria's State Security Service

Bulama Bukarti - Analyst, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Aliyu Musa - Independent researcher on conflict and Nigerian politics

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