President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the military to be more ruthless in dealing with bandits and restore peace to the country

He gave the order“not to spare bandits’’  when addressing 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

A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu released in Abuja said the order had become necessary in view of the number of people bandits had killed and maimed.

The statement quoted President Buhari as saying, that the group was formed by the military to secure the geo-political zone from the activities of bandits, adding that it is the fundamental responsibility of the military  to secure the country.

The President, accompanied by Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina, assured the troops that the Federal Government would provide all the necessary support for the restoration of peace in the country.

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