President Muhammadu Buhari has once again ordered the service chiefs to “take out” bandits, kidnappers, and their sponsors.
This order is one of the latest issued by the president to the service chiefs warning them that the reign of terror unleashed on parts of the country by bandits and kidnappers are no longer acceptable.
President Buhari issued the directive during his meeting with the service chiefs at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.
Conveying the president’s message to the public, the national security adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno said the president charged the armed forces to be more proactive rather than reactionary.
Monguno said the president also insisted that all the decisions approved at the national security council meeting in February remain enforced. The decisions include a ban on mining activities in Zamfara and the no- fly order imposed on the state.
Femi Adesina, senior special adviser to the president on media and publicity, had on Monday announced that the trip is just a ‘routine one’
The president is expected to return to the country in the second week of April.
It is not however clear if the president handed over powers to his vice, Professor Yemi Osibajo.