Garba Shehu: Shoot-At-Sight Order On Bandits Worse Than
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, says what the
Federal Government has done to AK-47-wielding bandits
is worse than designating them as terrorists.
He spoke in an interview with BBC News Pidgin on
Saturday morning monitored by oniftv
Garba was responding to a question on why the regime of
his principal, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has
not outlawed blood-sucking bandits just as the current
government proscribed the Indigenous People of Biafra and
moved to do the same to Yoruba Nation secessionist group.
“What the Buhari administration has done to the arms-
wielding bandits is worse than being declared as terrorists.
There is a subsisting order by the President that any arms-
wielding, AK-47 bandits should be shot on sight.
“Yes, IPOB has been proscribed by law of the land, there is
no shoot-on-sight order,” Shehu said.
“The Nigerian Air Force is busy bombing locations, the
military is there on the ground, exchanging fire for fire,
taking them out in hundreds, that is certainly not treating
people (bandits) lightly,” he added.