Augustine Okezie, Katsina
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Tukur Buratai, on Saturday vowed at the Army super camp 4 in Faskari, Katsina that the troops will ruthlessly deal with the bandits and other criminal elements that are presently terrorising Katsina and other north west states.
Buratai, who made the declaration while interacting with the media further commended the troops for the successes recorded so far in the region in quelling banditry activities, and urged them not to relent untill the criminals are routed out.
He said, “on the assessment generally, it is quite encouraging and this is what is required, I also want to thank the people of the region the northwest for their support, especially Zamfara and Katsina states where our phase are located for the sake of this operation Sahel Sanity.
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“Their support and cooperation have made it possible for the neutralisation of several of these bandits and arrest of 100 informants, logistic suppliers and cattle rustlers.
“Be rest assured, we will be ruthless to these criminals who disturb the peace and security of our country, we will not tolerate these attitudes or misconduct of molesting, kidnapping, cattle rustling, raping of innocent ladies and other forms of criminality.
“We are determined to work with the civil administration to have a secure and peaceful Nigeria.”
He urged the people to continue in the same manner, adding that security issues are tackled by collective efforts and supports of all.