The Federal Government (FG) has been witnessing raising waves of insecurity in recent years and it seems that things keep getting worse as the days go by.
Despite the fact that the security agencies are making some efforts to combat the waves of insecurity, it appears that the criminal elements causing the insecurity are emboldened to keep doing their evil acts as cases of armed robbery, terrorist attacks, kidnappings, banditry and many others have become regular occurrences.
Consequently, the Chief of Defense Staff, Maj. Gen Lucky Irabor has made it it clear that the Nigerian Army will be ruthless in dealing with the criminal elements in a new operation that they will embark on soon. Irabor specifically stated that the men of the Nigerian Army will kill non- state actors, illegal occupants of communities, forests and countryside in the new operation that the military has concluded plans to embark on. The aim is to restore peace and security to the troubled areas in Nigeria.
The Defense Chief Irabor stated this on Monday at a one- day National Defense and Security Summit in Abuja held by officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces. Top government officials and the service chiefs were all in attendance.
The summit was to get ideas from the relevant stakeholders which will help the army in its bid to embark on the new operation aimed at crushing the non- state actors that have been causing insecurity through their various criminal activities across the country. First, President Muhammadu Buhari had given the security agencies the green light to shoot on sight the AK- 47 (sophisticated gun) wielding killer herdsmen in forests and other places.
These killer herdsmen have been kidnapping people for ransom, destroying peoples farmlands and crops, raping and killing Nigerians going about their lawful businesses. They will be dealt with because they are enemies of the state occupying communities and forests from where they storm out to attack people thereby causing rise in insecurity.