President Muhammadu Buhari has directed service chiefs to completely re-strategize
operations and reposition for optimum results in the fight against banditry in the country.
He disclosed this on Wednesday while speaking to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP), drawn
from seven local governments that were affected in Katsina state, at Batsari council
President Buhari assured all victims of banditry attacks that the Federal Government will
deploy security measures and strengthen operations to safeguard lives and property, warning
that perpetrators will not go unpunished.
The President criticized those killing innocent people in the name of Islam. He insisted that it is
very wrong for anyone to take a life, let alone join groups that engage in the killing of people
and still claim to be a Muslim.
The President said he had earlier sent a top military assessment team based on the reports on
the security situation in the state and has directed massive deployment of security personnel
and military hardware, urging citizens to support the security agencies.
President Buhari commended the government of Katsina State for supporting security
agencies and facilitating some of their operations.