Buhari tasks Army on combatting banditry


President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Nigerian army to do everything possible to ensure that bandits are completely eliminated from every part of the country.

In a statement disclosed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari ordered soldiers not to spare Bandits, noting that they have been killing, maiming and extorting innocent citizens.

Addressing officers of 17th Army Brigade and Nigerian Air Force 213 Operational Base under the “Operation Hadarin Daji’’ in Katsina, President Buhari said: “… I don’t think you should spare any bandit. Identify and eliminate them. Pursue them anywhere you can find them and eliminate them.’’

The President who was accompanied by Governor Aminu Bello Masari, also assured the troops that the Federal Government will provide all the necessary support for the restoration of peace in the country.

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