Breaking: Buhari Orders Crackdown on Bandits, Kidnappers

Breaking: Buhari Orders Crackdown on Bandits, Kidnappers

- Service chiefs have been told by President Buhari to go after bandits and their sponsors and flush them out from the country

- The president made this known on Tuesday, March 30, in Aso Rock as he ordered the service chiefs to be proactive

- Buhari said that his government would no longer tolerate the act of banditry in the country

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President Muhammadu Buhari will not sit and watch while bandits, kidnappers and their sponsors continue to cause mayhem. He has therefore ordered the service chiefs and other security and intelligence coordinators of the nation to mark and take them out.

The Nation reports the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno, disclosed this after a security meeting, chaired by the Nigerian president in the State House, Abuja. gathered that the president also warned the security chiefs that a situation where criminals dictate the pace of security events in the country should be ended immediately, ordering them to be proactive.

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Breaking: Buhari orders crack down on bandits, kidnappers
President Muhammadu Buhari has told the service chiefs to go after bandits and kidnappers in every nook and cranny of the country. Credit: @NGRPresident
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TheCable reports that Monguno added that President Buhari also insisted that all the decisions approved at the recently held National Security Council meeting remain in force until further notice.

The decisions included a ban on mining activities in Zamfara and the no-fly order imposed on the state.

Buhari was said to have instructed the armed forces to be more proactive rather than reactionary.

The meeting with the service chiefs came ahead of Buhari’s medical trip to London, UK.

A senior special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, had on Monday, March 29, announced that the trip is “routine.”

The president is expected to return to the country in the second week of April.

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Meanwhile, had previously reported that President Buhari had been asked to take fast action before things get really bad in the country.

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The call was made by the spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed.

According to him, President Buhari is too slow. Going further, he said he would speak his mind to the president if has the sitting with him.

He said he would tell the president to wake up to his responsibilities as the country is falling apart.


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