The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa, says that the military will come down hard on bandits and terrorists wreaking havoc in the country.
The CDS gave the assurance on Friday in Kaduna when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Uba Sani at government house.
He said the military is doing everything it can to put end to the menace of armed non-state actors wreaking havoc in the country.
He said, “For terrorists and bandits, it’s just a matter of time. We are coming after them and we are going to get them to leave the country completely.”
According to him, “We are re-assessing our theatres of operation to make them more robust and more result-oriented.”
He explained that the military is expanding its operations to close the gap while changing its mode of operation, which could be both kinetic and non-kinetic.
“As military officers, you must take the two operations together, deploying more troops to close the gap in order to make it more difficult for terrorists to move about freely,” he noted.
The CDS also implored the citizens to be security conscious and report any suspicious movements, adding that everyone has a role to play in security.
Musa reiterated the desire to make Kaduna peaceful, following its strategic nature, and the fact that people regard Kaduna as a home to all.
He assured that the military will come out successful despite all the security and economic challenges.