Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesperson, says President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to shoot anyone seen with AK-47.
Shehu, who disclosed this in an interview with the BBC, said the president directed a clampdown on bandits who have refused to surrender.
On the efforts being made to rid Zamfara and other northern states of bandits, Shehu said the government is resorting to lethal force against those of them who have refused to surrender.
“The president has ordered security forces to go into the bushes and shoot whoever they see with sophisticated weapons like AK-47,” he said in the interview monitored by TheCable.
“He ordered that whoever is seen with terrible weapons at all should be shot immediately.”
Governor Obiano moves to arrest illegal, gun-wielding herders
Governor Willie Obiano on Tuesday, March 2, disclosed that the state has commenced a census and registration process for all herders in Anambra.
Obiano said after the exercise, itinerant cattle rearers will not be allowed to reside in the state or even given permission to pass through it to other regions.
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