The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa, has affirmed the military’s determination to eliminate bandits and terrorists from the country. During a courtesy visit to Governor Uba Sani at the government house in Kaduna, the CDS made this commitment.
He stated, “For terrorists and bandits, it’s just a matter of time. We are coming after them and we are going to force them out of the country completely.” Maj.-Gen. Musa emphasized the military’s resolve to make its operations more robust and result-oriented, as it reassesses its theatres of operation.
He highlighted the need for both kinetic and non-kinetic operations, urging military officers to deploy more troops to narrow the gap and make it difficult for terrorists to move freely. Maj.-Gen. Musa also urged everyone to be vigilant and report suspicious activities, emphasizing that security is a collective responsibility.
Regarding Kaduna’s strategic importance, he expressed the desire to restore peace to the region, despite security and economic challenges, and assured that the military would achieve success.
Governor Uba Sani reiterated the state government’s appeal for the continued presence of Special Forces in the fight against banditry and terrorism. He also called for an expansion of Operation Safe Haven in Southern Kaduna, especially in areas like Zangon Kataf, Kaura, Kauru, and Sanga Local Government Areas (LGAs), to address security challenges.
The governor emphasized the need for measures to restrict the use of forests like Kuduru, Kuyanbana, and Kamuku by bandits and terrorists in the Birnin Gwari area. He also stressed the importance of securing corridors connecting Birnin Gwari to neighboring states such as Zamfara, Niger, and Katsina to prevent criminals from using them.
Governor Sani underscored the efforts toward inter-state collaboration to combat banditry and terrorism and assured of the state government’s commitment to maintaining a strong partnership with the military in the ongoing security efforts. He expressed support, prayers, and best wishes for the Armed Forces of Nigeria under Maj.-Gen. Musa’s leadership.
The provided information is intended for general awareness and may not be entirely accurate or up-to-date. The post disclaims any warranties regarding the completeness, accuracy, or reliability of the content, services, or graphics on the website. It advises caution when using the information for any purpose.