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Reactions Trail Buhari's Order To Security Agents On AK-47 Holders

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Nigerians have taken to social media to react to President Muhammadu Buhari's order to security agencies to shoot anyone seen with an AK-47 in the forest.

Recall that President Buhari on Wednesday directed the Nigerian Army, Police, and other security agencies to shoot anyone seen with sophisticated rifles.

This was made known by the Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, during an interview with the BBC

Asked what efforts are being made to rid Zamfara and other northern states of bandits, Shehu said Buhari directed a clampdown on bandits who have refused to surrender.

"The president has ordered security forces to go into the bushes and shoot whoever they see with sophisticated weapons like AK-47," he said.

"He ordered that whoever is seen with terrible weapons at all should be shot immediately."

He said the federal government declared Zamfara a no-fly zone following intelligence that arms were being transported to the bandits with private jets.

"These jets are being used to pick up gold that is being mined in some parts of Zamfara and exported. This is strong because at the moment, there is a Nigerian gold market in Dubai. The government is losing, the people of this country are losing, that's why it is said that gold mining is banned for those who are not made by the government," he said.

Reacting, some Nigerians condemned the President for giving the order, while others praised him for giving the directive in order to curb the rising insecurity in the country.

See some of the reactions below:

 

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.