President Mihammadu Buhari has ordered military personnel in Katsina State who are deployed to combat bandits in Zamfara State to be ruthless ‘as humanly possible’ in combating and dealing with them
He issued the order while addressing the 1000-Strong Military Force assembled to counter the menace being perpetrated by the bandits and other criminal entities at the Umaru Musa Yar’du’a International Airport,Katsina recently.
Earlier on July 29 that federal government had harnessed forces comprising the army, air force, police and civil defence to tackle the illegal operations of the bandits.
It was gathered that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had deployed fighter aircrafts to Katsina being the airport with the closest proximity to the targeted battle ground to enable immediate and effective response to the bandits’ menaces.
The president also authorised NAF to engage the usage of advanced surveillance satellite technology to facilitate accurate
detection of the bandits’ location and movements.
The bandits have been reportedly terrorising villagers, kidnapping and razing down villages and towns within the entire state.