Army Will Ruthlessly Deal With Banditry In North-West – Buratai

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Tukur Buratai, on Saturday (September 12, 2020) vowed at the Army Super Camp 4 in Faskari, Katsina that the troops will ruthlessly deal with the bandits and other criminal elements that are presently rocking Katsina and other north-western States of Nigeria.

General Buratai, who made the declaration while interacting with the media further commended the troops for the successes recorded so far in the region in quelling banditry activities, and urged them not to relent until the criminals are eliminated.

Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai (Centre), Chief of Military Intelligence Maj Gen SA Adebayo (extreme right)
Chief of Training and Operations Army Maj Gen NE Angbazo, Acting GOC 8 Division Brig Gen A Bande and Commander Nigerian Army Engineers Maj Gen JS Malu listening to operations Brief at the Nigerian Army Special Super Camp 4 Faskari Katsina State today 12 September 2020

While noting that there were challenges affecting the smooth operation of the war against bandits, he however described the  challenges as not insurmountable, as the troops have been able to improvise solutions to them.

He said, “On the assessment generally, it is quite encouraging and this is what is required.

“I also want to thank the people of the region – the north-west – for their support, especially Zamfara and Katsina States where our phase are located for the sake of this Operation Sahel Sanity.

”Their support and cooperation has made it possible for  the neutralisation of several hundreds of these bandits and arrest of hundreds of informants, logistic suppliers and cattle rustlers.

“Be rest assured, we will be ruthless to these criminals who disturb  the peace and security of our country.

“We will not tolerate these attitude or misconduct of molesting, kidnapping, cattle rustling, raping of innocent ladies and other forms of criminality.

“We are determined to work with the civil adminstration to have a secure and peaceful Nigeria.”

The Army Chief urged the people to continue in the same manner, adding that security issues are tackled  by collective efforts from all and sundry.

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