President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Nigeria’s military to treat bandits in the language they understand.
1st News reports that the President gave this charge yesterday, Saturday July 10, 2021.
The development was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the President, Shehu Garba. Specifically, Garba revealed that Buhari was reacting to the spate of attacks allegedly perpetrated by bandits in Zamfara and Kaduna states.
Buhari, who stated that the military had devised new methods that were yielding fruit in the battle against insurgency; however, urged them to deliver a crushing response to the killing of innocent Nigerian in rural communities.
Furthermore, he held that Nigeria, including its security apparatus and the entire populace, needs to summon the courage required to defeat the bandits and terrorists.
Equally important, Garba stated that President Buhari frowned at the actions of some politicians; especially those making mischievous utterances on the security situation in order to seek applause; even as he urged them to join ongoing genuine efforts to find a lasting solution to the challenges.
Also, the President expressed grief over the loss of lives occasioned by the rampaging bandits’ attacks; while reiterating his charge to security agencies to do everything possible to prevent the recurrence of attacks with impunity.
1st News reports that Nigeria is currently in a choke-hold insecurity grip at the hands of bandits. The marauding groups have embarked on a campaign of bloodletting and kidnapping for ransoms in parts of Northern Nigeria.
In addition to launching sporadic and unprovoked attacks in various communities; the well-armed bandits have also increased their tempo of abducting school children and other minors.
A recent attack on the Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna resulted in the abduction of over 150 children.