Again, Buhari Orders ‘Crushing Response’ against Bandits, Asks Politicians to Join Effort
Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has again ordered the military to give “crushing response” to bandits.
Such orders have become commonplace from the presidency any time bandits or terrorists make significant attacks on the populace.
This time, the president took a swipe at Nigerian politicians who he said speak on security merely to gain popularity, urging them to join the effort to combat it. Garba Shehu wrote:
PRESIDENT BUHARI DEMANDS CRUSHING RESPONSE AGAINST BANDITS
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned repeated bandit killings in Zamfara and Kaduna States, urging the nation’s military to respond to the worrying situation in a language that the bandits understand.
The President notes 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 calls for a crushing response to the killing of innocent citizens in the rural communities.
He also avers that the nation, its military and the entire population needs to summon the courage required to defeat the bandits and terrorists.
President Buhari condemns some politicians making utterances on security, merely seeking applause, advising them to join the ongoing genuine efforts aimed at finding lasting solutions to the challenges confronting the nation.
He expresses the nation’s sorrow over the loss of lives, urging security agencies to do everything possible to prevent the recurrence of attacks with impunity.
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
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