Buhari Directs The Army To End Banditry, Other Crimes In Katsina State

*President Buhari (2nd right) in a military fatigue with General Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff

The killings of innocent Nigerians in Katsina State in northern Nigeria where Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari hails from may have infuriated the President who on Sunday ordered total crackdown on bandits and kidnappers that are perpetuating the atrocious crimes in his home state.

Mallam Garba Shehu the President’s media aide in a statement said President Buhari has directed security operatives to sweep away kidnappers and bandits in Katsina State. He said, “A major proactive operation by Special Forces, which details are being kept secret, is now in progress to replace the reactive strikes against insurgent camps. To give a full effect to the exercise, a planning team is already in the State selecting targets and making preparations for the execution of the “unprecedented” operation.

Shehu stated that the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, who has been measured in issuing official statements on the oncoming exercise, briefed Mr. President on the plan he intends to flag off shortly. On the other hand, Shehu said President Buhari who expressed sadness over the recent attacks in Katsina State extended his sincere condolences to the families of those killed by the attack.”

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