Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, says what the Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities has achieved to AK-47-wielding bandits is worse than designating them as terrorists.
Shehu disclosed this in an interview with BBC News Pidgin on Saturday morning.
He was responding to a query on why the Buhari’s administration has not outlawed blood-sucking bandits simply as the present authorities proscribed the Indigenous People of Biafra and moved to do the identical to Yoruba Nation secessionist group.
The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN); and the then Solicitor General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Dayo Apata; had in September 2017 approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to offer judicial backing to the Executive Order of President Buhari, outlawing IPOB and its actions in each a part of Nigeria.
The authorities just lately mentioned it may additionally proscribe the Yoruba Nation motion led by Prof Banji Akintoye and Sunday Adeyemo also referred to as Sunday Igboho.
“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,” Shehu mentioned.
“Yes, IPOB has been proscribed by law of the land; there is no shoot-on-sight order.
“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.”