President Buhari today gave a marching order to troops in the North East to eliminate any bandit in sight and restore peace in the region.
The President gave the order when he addressed 15 officers and 160 soldiers of the 17th Army Brigade and Nigerian Air Force 213 Operational Base in Katsina, under the “Operation Hadarin Daji’’, at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport, Katsina.
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This group was formed by the military to secure the geo-political zone from the activities of bandits. Fundamentally, it is your responsibility to secure the country. As the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, I believe you are capable of doing it.
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.”