President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security operatives to shoot anyone seen with AK-47 rifles and other terrible weapons.
Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, disclosed this in an interview with the BBC Hausa on Wednesday, March 3.
On the efforts being made to rid Zamfara and other northern states of bandits, Shehu said the government is resorting to lethal force.
“The president has ordered security forces to go into the bushes and shoot whoever they see with sophisticated weapons like AK-47. He ordered that whoever is seen with terrible weapons at all should be shot immediately,” he said.