We’re investigating video of bandits, soliders in Katsina — DHQ


The Defence Headquarters, on Tuesday, said the military high command is investigating a viral video, which caught some soldiers, allegedly negotiating with armed bandits in Katsina State.

Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Tukur Gusau, said in a statement on Tuesday, said the investigation became necessary to confirm its authenticity.

Brig. Gen. Gusau, however, said the DHQ is aware of the resolve of some bandits to repent and hand over their weapons to the authority.

“This is yielding good results and is ongoing. The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa, assures Nigerians that the AFN will engage in every lawful means possible to ensure peace and stability reign in our dear nation.

“The DHQ assures Nigerians that it’s non-kinetic measures aimed at restoration of peace is yielding results, with several bandits and other criminal elements surrendering to authority”, he said.

The Defence spokesman further urged Governments at all levels, to allow bandits genuinely and willing to surrender, to do so while the window is still open.

He said the Defence Headquarters is doing everything possible to restore peace and tranquility all over the country and urge all citizens to remain calm and be law abiding.


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