On Saturday at Katsina, Katsina State, President Muhammadu Buhari On addressing 15 officers and 160 soldiers of the 17th Army Brigade and Nigerian Air Force 213 Operational Base in Katsina, charged the military to be more spontaneous in restoring peace to the country, particularly states troubled by bandits, ordering them “not to spare bandits’’ that have been killing innocent citizens.
“As the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, I believe you are capable of secure the geo-political zone from the activities of bandits. Fundamentally. I don’t think you should spare any bandit. Identify and eliminate them. Pursue them anywhere you can find them and eliminate them,’’
“Nigeria deserves peace. The rainy season is good and we are already achieving food security, but we need peace. The money saved from food importation will be used to purchase arms for operations,’’
He also said
The government and all officials were being sustained in office by the ordinary people, and they owe the people a duty to protect their lives and property.
Please give my regards to your families. The earlier you finish with the bandits, the earlier you will return and stay with your families,