Buhari orders security chiefs to deal ruthlessly with bandits, kidnappers

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security chiefs to deal ruthlessly with bandits and kidnappers found in any part of the country.

Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, told journalists of the president’s directive after the two-hour meeting at the president’s office on Thursday.

He said: “The security meeting we just had with Mr President today is to review the strategy that we are adopting in confronting security issues in Zamfara State especially and other places nationwide.

“And this review strategy is to address all the issues including kidnapping, banditry and other associated issues confronting the nation. And we are coming out with a revised strategy to handle those challenges.”

Asked if there was any marching order from the President, he said: “Yeah, the marching order is for us to deal with this issue immediately and ruthlessly and ensure that all those bandits are immediately dealt with and all those issues that are bordering with our security are properly addressed.”

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, assured that the frequent kidnappings on Abuja-Kaduna road have been taken care of.

Zamfara and Kaduna States, among others, have been besieged by kidnappings and killings.