President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Nigeria’s service chiefs to identify masterminds of banditry and kidnapping as well as the sponsors with a view to taking them out.
The National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd.) told the press on Tuesday that the president gave the order at a meeting earlier with the service chiefs at the Aso Villa Abuja.
Mr. Monguno quoted Buhari as saying that a situation where the armed forces are reactionary rather than being proactive will no longer be tolerated.
The president had met the service chiefs ahead of his trip to London for routine medical check-up.