President Muhammadu Buhari has set the ball rolling for a major military operation in Niger State which has faced continued attacks on its communities.
This was made known in a statement on Sunday by Buhari’s Media Assistant, Garba Shehu.
Truetells Nigeria reports that Niger State communities have come under attack from bandits and remnants of Boko Haram terrorists fleeing theaters of war in the Northwestern and Northeastern parts of the country.
President Buhari, in a directive to the Defence Headquarters, asked the military to respond robustly to the cases of killings and kidnappings in the State.
The Nigerian leader also asked the Defence HQ 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.”
Buhari reiterated that security is a responsibility of every member of the community and only through solidarity and cooperation with law enforcement agencies can we 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,” said the President.