Army Vows To Treat Bandits As Terrorists - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Army Vows To Treat Bandits As Terrorists


MINNA - Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya declared yesterday that the Nigerian Army will eliminate the bandits rather than take them as war prisoners.


The Army chief, who stated this when he visited the Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC and 31 Artillery Brigade in Minna, said he has directed his men to be more resolute and decisive against bandits.


According to him, ” I urge the troops not to relent but to continue to be more resolute and decisive in dealing with the criminals and when we engage criminals and bandits, we are not looking for prisoners of war, we kill them and bring their weapons, that we will continue to do.”


While he stressed that his visit was to ginger the troops, he said his interaction with the troops has enabled him to note their challenges.


He said, “security is never 100 percent but as acknowledged by many there is much improvement and it is the beginning, we are continuing in that drive along with other services, agencies including all other stakeholders.”


The army chief pleaded with Nigerians to provide security agencies with accurate and prompt information in order to prevent criminal acts.


Speaking further on his mission to the Niger formation, he said, “I am in Minna today as part of my operational visits to 31 Artillery Brigade, Minna and TRADOC. As usual when you assume office, you go round to see the troops and interact with them and that is what brought me here. I have gone round almost all the divisions of the Nigerian Army. This is just the continuation.”

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