Buhari gives NA marching orders to smoke bandits, kidnappers out of Katsina

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Buratai, Nigerian Army

President Muhammadu Buhari has given military authorities a marching order to deal with bandits and kidnappers currently on rampage in the state.

Buhari, in a statement yesterday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, ordered the start of a major military operation to sweep bandits and kidnappers out of his home State.

The statement said a major proactive operation by Special Forces, which details were being kept secret, is now in progress to replace the reactive strikes against insurgent camps.

The statement added that a planning team is already in the State selecting targets and making preparations for the execution of the “unprecedented” operation to give a full effect to the exercise.

The presidency said the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, who had been measured in issuing official statements on the oncoming exercise, briefed the President on the plan he intends to flag off shortly.

President Buhari, who voiced sadness over the recent attacks in the State, condoled with the families of those killed and prayed for the recovery of the injured.

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