The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen Lucky Irabor has warned bandits operating in the country that it is no longer going to be business as usual.
The Military chief told the criminals to prepare to be dealt with now that the federal government of Nigeria has proscribed them as terrorist
General Irabor made the declaration on Monday when he featured on ‘Good Morning Nigeria,’ an interview programme of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
According to him, with the government having gazetted the order proscribing the bandits as terrorists, the military can unleash new tactics and weapons upon them.
He vowed that the bandits will get “the bloody nose they so desire”.
“The issue of gazetting the bandits as terrorists is news that is quite gladdening. That has always been what we had desired,” he said.
“What it means is that our tactics, techniques and procedures that we use in handling them certainly would have to change and that is why, I believe going forward, I am sure you will be reading what the outcome of those engagements are.
“Gazetting them as terrorists give it a global disposition that will enable other key global actors to now take certain action against them. For me, it will only get better and we will give them the bloody nose that they so desire.”