The Guardian (Nigeria)

Buhari Charges Military To Crush Bandits

- From Terhemba Daka, Abuja

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday condemned repeated bandit killings in Zamfara and Kaduna States, urging the Nigerian Army to respond to the worrying situation in a language that the bandits understand.

The President noted that the military and other security agencies are now working on new methods and policies that are yielding good results in many of the troubled parts of the country and called for a crushing response to the killing of innocent citizens in the rural communitie­s.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President expressed sorrow over the loss of innocent lives, urging security agencies to do everything possible to prevent the recurrence of attacks with impunity.

He also averred that the nation, its military and the entire population needed to summon the courage required to defeat the bandits and terrorists.

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