TIMELINE: All The Times Buhari Barked Hard Against Terrorists, Bandits But Failed To Bite Since 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari is outstanding for making guarantees to crush bandits with no concrete motion.

The stage of insecurity that has ravaged the nation beneath the Buhari administration has pushed the President many occasions to, not solely condemn the bandits assaults but in addition threaten to part them out. 

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However, this has solely turned out to be empty threats as assaults are continually being carried out on harmless residents with no clear repercussions on the bandits.

Here is a timeline of occasions President Buhari has promised to cope with bandits since 2019:

April 12, 2019

On twelfth April 2019, Buhari reportedly ordered safety chiefs to rout bandits terrorising Zamfara State and its environs. He additionally charged them to deal with circumstances of kidnapping and different safety challenges throughout the nation.

The then Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin mentioned, “The president gave us a marching order to deal with this issue immediately and ruthlessly and ensure that all those bandits are immediately dealt with and all those issues bordering on our security are properly addressed.”

April 11, 2019

Barely 24 hours earlier, Buhari had handed a marching order to safety companies to smoke out bandits from their numerous hideouts throughout the nation.

“You must locate and smoke them out wherever they exist,” Buhari was quoted as saying.

The president who spoke via the then Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, at Batsari, Katsina State, described the actions of bandits working in numerous elements of the nation, particularly within the north, as a problem to the Federal Government.

He advised members of a particular activity power on the Divisional Police headquarters, Batsari: “I want you to take the fight to their abode and smoke them out.”

August 2019

In August 2019, Buhari tasked the army to be extra spontaneous in restoring peace to the nation, significantly states troubled by bandits.

The Commander in Chief of the nation’s Armed Forces additionally ordered them to not spare bandits which were killing, maiming and extorting harmless residents.

September 11, 2019

On 11 September, 2019, Buhari disclosed that the remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents within the North-East area of the nation are those working as bandits killing harmless residents.

Buhari mentioned, “Boko Haram has been degraded, but its members are still a nuisance around Lake Chad and surrounding islands. That is why we are cooperating with Chad, Cameroon, Niger Republic, and other countries. We are also using the Air Force quite effectively. They are bandits, and we will continue to treat them as such.”

May 17, 2020

On 17 May, 2020, Buhari ordered a complete crackdown on bandits and kidnappers perpetuating heinous crimes in Katsina state.

Buhari requested safety operatives to comb away kidnappers and bandits in Katsina.

A press release reads: “A significant proactive operation by Special Forces, which particulars are being stored secret, is now in progress to exchange the reactive strikes in opposition to rebel camps.

To give a full impact to the train, a planning staff is already within the state deciding on targets and making preparations for the execution of the “unprecedented” operation.

However, in December 2020, schoolchildren had been kidnapped from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara city, Katsina State by a bunch of gunmen.

This was on the similar time the president was on a non-public go to to his hometown Daura which is lower than 150 km from the scene of the incident.

November 2020

In November 2020, President Buhari, whereas condemning the killing of over 40 farmers by Boko Haram, famous that the Federal Government had given the armed forces the help to deal with insecurity within the nation.

News Media reported that about 43 farmers had been beheaded by Boko Haram within the city of Zabarmari, lower than 20 km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

President Buhari said he had given all of the wanted help to the armed forces “to take all necessary steps to protect the country’s population and its territory.”

February 2021

On Feb 25 2021, President Buhari assured Nigerians that his authorities will proceed to cope with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and different criminals who represent a menace to harmless residents.

The president confused that “criminals are criminals and must be dealt with accordingly without resulting to ethnic profiling.”

March 2021

On 31 March 2021, Buhari ordered the nation’s safety chiefs to establish and crush bandits, kidnappers, their native collaborators and sponsors to revive confidence within the society.

This was throughout a gathering with the safety chiefs on the State House, Abuja, earlier than his newest medical checkup within the UK.

The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, mentioned the president warned that his administration would not settle for a state of affairs the place bandits, kidnappers and different felony parts are dictating the tempo within the battle in opposition to insecurity within the nation whereas the safety companies remained reactionary.

The NSA in his assertion mentioned, “Mr President has made it very clear to each the intelligence and operational parts that their first task might be to establish the leaders of those bandits and kidnappers and take them out with a purpose to restore confidence in these areas.

“Mr President has said that he will no longer tolerate a situation where bandits and kidnappers are the ones dictating the pace and setting the tones and he will not also condone a situation in which our own operations are reaction rather than being proactive,” he mentioned.

April 2021

A similiar menace had been issued in April 2021 the place President Buhari warned bandits in opposition to pushing their luck too far by believing his administration lacked the capability to crush them.

This was after bandits killed tens of individuals in Zamfara State.

Reacting to the incident, President Buhari warned that “such wanton disregard for life will be brought to an end sooner than later.”

According to him, “the insane and persistent violence against innocent people must stop”.

He added that “these criminals should stop pushing their luck too far by believing that the government lacks the capacity to crush them.”

The President directed the army, safety and intelligence companies to take quick steps to shut all present gaps of their operations being exploited by criminals to wreak havoc.

“The violence against poor villagers who are struggling with poverty and other severe economic challenges is not going to be tolerated by this administration,” the President warned.

Buhari known as on the safety forces to “redouble their efforts in bringing an end to this mindless violence against innocent people.”

“Let’s not give these criminals any opportunity to succeed by taking the war to their own camps and stop them in their tracks before they even have the time to respond under our massive fire power.”

Buhari reassured the individuals of Zamfara State that, “despite the latest setback in our efforts to protect our citizens, there will be no compromise in our determination to defeat these enemies of humanity.”

May 2021

On May 13, 2021, Buhari pledged that his administration would deploy each out there manpower in coping with bandits to stop them from wreaking havoc on farms and meals manufacturing within the coming planting season.

Addressing newsmen on the State House, Abuja shortly after observing the Eid-el-Fitri prayers, the President confused that the menace could be addressed for meals safety.

According to him, “The regulation enforcement companies are working arduous to regain confidence in opposition to bandits in order that we will return to the land.

“This is very important. This is what the agencies are busy doing right now. We want people to go back to the land so that we can get enough food for the country and even export.”

June 1

On June 1, 2021, Buhari additionally promised that his authorities will get “harder” on these hellbent on destroying Nigeria.

He mentioned these desirous to destroy his authorities will obtain the shock of their lives as his administration will do all the things doable to make sure they fail.

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