PRESIDENCY: NIGERIA FULLY CAPABLE OF DEALING WITH BANDITRY IN NIGER, KADUNA, KASTINA, ZAMFARA AND SOKOTO
The Presidency has assured Nigerians, again, that the nation’s armed forces are capable of dealing with the challenges of banditry and terrorism urging more patience as the military takes appropriate steps to block gaps being exploited to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who has approved a joint military and police operation specifically targeted at combing Niger, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto States to rid the areas of bandits, assures that surveillance will be improved, with more night vision aircrafts already deployed under “Operation Accord’’.
“Nigeria’s military has displayed its capabilities in the past and will show it again by dealing with the current challenges,” the President says.
President Buhari appeals to the people to be patient and supportive of the ongoing military operations in the state, while sympathizing with those who are bereaved, injured and lost properties.
“The major forests in North Western Nigeria have been identified as home to the bandits in the region. The operation will clear all these forests,’’ he further said.