The Presidency, has on Monday, stated that President Muhammadu Buhari does not have all the solutions to the insecurity and endless killings in the Northern part of the country, Page 36 learnt.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President, on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme, on Monday morning, responding to the spate of killings in Katsina State and other Northern States, in recent times by bandits.
He added that, during the height of violent conflicts in Zamfara State, the Nigerian Air Force stationed aircraft in Katsina State Airport, from where they could launch attacks against bandits in Zamfara.
He said that once the aircraft took off, unscrupulous elements in Katsina quickly informed the bandits in Zamfara State, that an attack was imminent, giving them ample time to take cover.
The Presidential Spokesman said: “At some point, the Nigerian Air Force had to put a number of aircraft in Katsina, they are still there; in the early part of that operation attacking Zamfara, which then was the epicentre.
“They realised that once aircraft took off from Katsina Airport, before it got to Zamfara for operation, telephone calls would have been made, and targets would have disappeared. In the end, we were forced to be flying from distant places like Kaduna and Kano, in order to undertake operations in Zamfara.
“Some people see President Buhari, and think he has all the solutions. No. All of us as citizens have a duty to the nation, to provide information to our Armed Forces.”