The Federal Authorities has assembled 1000-strong army power, comprising the military, air power, police and the civil defence to launch fierce assaults on the bandits terrorising the villages and cities of Zamfara State.
Following directives by President Buhari, the Nigerian Air Power (NAF) has begun the deployment of fighter aircraft to Katsina, the airport with the closest proximity to Zamfara State to make for speedy and efficient response to the menace of the bandits.
This had not been attainable up to now as a result of there was no gas depot facility in Katsina, however NAF has devised a approach round the issue. The President has additionally authorised the engagement by NAF, of superior satellite tv for pc surveillance know-how to assist in correct detection of motion and areas of the bandits.
The federal government needed to go to this extent due to the restrictions of typical surveillance, as using satellite tv for pc know-how may make the duty of NAF much less problematic. Following directives from the President, on the weekend, the Chief of Air Employees, Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar, was in Gusau the place he met the Deputy Governor of the State.
The Chief of Air Employees reiterated the President’s pledge that he would by no means abandon victims of assaults to their destiny, reaffirming that security stays one of many cardinal pillars of his marketing campaign guarantees and no chief could be completely satisfied to see his personal residents killed by felony teams throughout the nation.
It will likely be recalled that since his election, the President has saved religion along with his guarantees to re-equip and inspire the nation’s army and different security companies. The military and different security companies at the moment are higher outfitted and motivated to face the challenges of their tasks.
The Presidency, subsequently, appeals to all Nigerians to unite and converse with one voice on security points and urges politicians to cease exploiting nationwide security challenges. These praying for the President to fail on this effort might be likened to 1 stabbing oneself within the coronary heart and celebrating about it.
On this regard, security shouldn’t be lowered to petty politics as doing so may solely embolden the terrorists and different murderous gangs. We subsequently enchantment to members of the Nigerian media to keep away from unhelpful and deleterious sensationalism within the protection of occasions that border on nationwide security.
The media ought to in no way make the bandits or terrorists really feel like tremendous stars as a result of doing so may harm all of us. Terrorists search to attain most publicity and they achieve this by launching massive scale assaults on smooth targets and the media should resist each try and play into their palms unwittingly.