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Nigerian military, don’t back down

I write to commend and appreciate the immeasurable feats of the Nigerian military personnel and other security agencies in their bid to ensure that two of…

I write to commend and appreciate the immeasurable feats of the Nigerian military personnel and other security agencies in their bid to ensure that two of the well-known wanted bandits, Alhaji Auta and Kachalla Ruga, have met their waterloo. They spent many years operating their egregious activities of the gruesome killing of innocent people.

However, they were killed by a Nigerian Air Force aircraft, under operation Hadarin Daji, at Gusami forest and Tsamre village in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State. At this point, as they (bandits) reached their cul-de-sac, our adventurous security personnel should not relent unless they spare them all.

Undoubtedly, the death of these two kidnap kingpins is a severe blow to their bandits’ like-minded abhorrent individuals. As such, more triumphant efforts to fish them out of their territories should now be re-engineered by both military personnel and vigilante units who work inexhaustibly day-in-day-out to safeguard the lives and property of Nigerians.

There is a need for the federal government, specifically the security sector, to organise sessions with operatives of the various security agencies for them to be fully informed about the assigned task that they have sworn to do of protecting and upholding the country’s constitution. This is because some still work to sabotage the various efforts being made to address the security challenge we are facing due to their selfishness.

Moreover, security personnel should be fully equipped with sophisticated weapons and techniques to finish off these ruthless human beings (bandits). They should also be given frequent motivational incentives that would boost their morale to serve uncompromisingly. They should also be retrained in modern battle strategy. There is a famous West African proverb that says, “When the music changes, so do the dance.” It is high time the government changed all its tactics against these despicable fellows.

Mallam Musbahu Magayaki wrote from Sabon Fegi, Azare, Bauchi State.