The Minister of Defence, Major-General Bashir Magashi, has on Thursday, revealed that the Federal Government has taken a position, after embarking on comprehensive research, and finally adopted a methodology to ensure that tactically, all political opponents, ethnic and religious enemies of the country are eliminated, .
The Minister was lamenting on the state of insecurity in the country under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch, saying that the nation is bleeding.
Major-General Magashi made this known at the continuation of the special weekly Ministerial briefing, in Abuja.
Making reference to the brutal murder of about a dozen Soldiers in Benue State, he stated that the Military is not taking kindly to the brazen attacks.
According to him, 9 weapons have been retrieved from the perpetrators, who have also been captured, and will be prosecuted.
He also officially confirmed the recent arrest of boko haram Sponsors in Kano state.
The Minister further argued that he does not agree with the position that all bandits should be killed, explaining that every person is innocent according to the provision of the law, until found guilty.
He however, said that any bandit found in the forests with an Ak-47 rifle, will be immediately gunned down in compliance with the Presidential directive to the Security Agencies, to shoot at sight anyone caught in the illegal possession of firearms, notably the AK-47 rifle.
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