Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, Chief of Army Staff, has ordered soldiers to be brutal on bandits, directing them to kill the bandits and return their weapons, claiming that the order is necessary due to the country’s “war” situation.
General Yahaya, who spent the weekend at the headquarters of the Nigerian Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, TRADOC, said he had visited all states and had been adequately briefed on the country’s security challenges.
According to him, “I commend them on the job they are doing.
They should be more resolute and more decisive in dealing with the criminals because what we are presently experiencing with the bandits is just like in a war. We kill them and bring back their weapons and that is what we will continue to do. “We are aware that there are challenges and we have noted them.
“The essence of the visit is to interact with the troop, ginger them more to do better.
“The challenges across the nation have been unfolded and we are doing our best. In a war like this, you can have surprises sometimes but we will surmount them.These criminal elements are living with us and if we all join hands together, we will eliminate them. Now we are making progress and we are getting results.”