The Presidency has guarantee Nigerians, once again, that the nation’s security personnel are fully capable of tackling the challenges of banditry and book haram.

The Presidency appealed to be more patience from Nigerians as the military takes appropriate measures to block gaps being exploited to unleash mayhem on innocent Nigerians.

The Presidency, in a statement signed by Garba Shehu, said that President Muhammadu Buhari, has assent a joint military and police operation specifically targeted at combing Niger, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto States to get rid of Bandits and terrorist hideouts

Shehu also guarantee that surveillance will be upgraded, with more night vision aircrafts already deployed under “Operation Accord’’.

The operation was established three weeks ago.

The statement quoted the President as saying. “Nigeria’s military has displayed its capabilities in the past and will show it again by dealing with the current challenges."

President Buhari, according to Shehu, called on the people of his home State Katsina, to be patient and supportive of the ongoing military operations.

He also condole with those who have lost their loved ones, sustained injuries and lost properties in the crisis.

The presidency warned that taking to the streets for protest could distract the military operations.

“The major forests in North Western Nigeria have been identified as home to the bandits in the region. The operation will clear all these forests,’’ Shehu further quoted Buhari as saying in the statement.

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