10 Things To Know About President Buhari’s Combined Security Deployment To Curb Zamfara Bandits’
1. The Federal Government has assembled 1000-strong military force, comprising the Army, Air Force, Police And The Civil Defence to launch fierce attacks on the bandits terrorising the villages and towns of Zamfara State.
2. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has begun the deployment of fighter aircraft to Katsina, the airport with the closest proximity to Zamfara State to make for immediate and effective response to the menace of the bandits.
3. The President has authorized the engagement by NAF, of advanced satellite surveillance technology to help in accurate detection of movement and locations of the bandits.
4. The Chief of Air Staff reiterated the President’s pledge that he would never abandon victims of attacks to their fate, reaffirming that security remains one of the cardinal pillars of his campaign promises.
5. The President has kept faith with his promises to re-equip and motivate the country’s military and other security services. The army and other security services are now better equipped and motivated to face the challenges of their responsibilities.
6. The President appealed to all Nigerians to unite and speak with one voice on security issues and urged politicians to stop exploiting national security challenges.
7. Those praying for the President to fail in this effort can be likened to one stabbing oneself in the heart and celebrating about it.
8. The President also reiterated that security should not be reduced to petty politics as doing so could only embolden the terrorists and other murderous gangs.
9. The President also made another appeal to members of the Nigerian media to avoid unhelpful and deleterious sensationalism in the coverage of events that border on national security.
10. Terrorists seek to achieve maximum publicity and they do so by launching large scale attacks on soft targets and the media must resist every attempt to play into their hands unwittingly.
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