Buhari Directs Defence HQ To Establish Robust Military Operation In Niger State


President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Defence Headquarters to come up with a massive military response to the deteriorating security situation in Niger State.

The continued attacks on various Niger communities by bandits and remnants of Boko Haram terrorists fleeing theaters of war in the Northwestern and Northeastern parts of the country have been a major concern in recent times.

Reacting to the development, the president a few days ago, asked the military to respond robustly to the cases of killings and kidnappings in the state and to give effect to the strategic objectives through the use of force.

In his message to the government and people of Niger State, President Buhari said, “I would like to express sincere sympathies to the government and people of the State following recent security incidents.”

The special media aide to the president, Garba Shehu in a brief statement on Sunday, disclosed that Buhari reiterated that security is a responsibility of every member of the community, and only through solidarity and cooperation with law enforcement agencies can the nation defeat the problems finally.

“The Federal Government is willing to strengthen support and cooperation with all the states. I believe that with the full cooperation of the citizens, we will surely overcome this problem,” the President was quoted as saying.

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