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President Buhari directs military action against bandits in Katsina

President  Muhammadu Buhari has authorised the commencement of military operation to sweep bandits and kidnappers out of Katsina State.

A major proactive operation by Special Forces, whose details are being kept secret, is now in progress to replace the reactive strikes against insurgent camps.

To give full effect to the exercise, a planning team is already in the State selecting targets and making preparations for the execution of the “unprecedented” operation.

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, who has been measured in issuing official statements on the oncoming exercise, briefed the President on the plan he intends to flag off shortly.

President Buhari expressed sadness over recent attacks in the State  and extends his condolences to families of those killed while also praying for the quick recovery of the injured.

Source: Voice of Nigeria