The Defence Headquarters has reacted to a video clip in circulation across the social media handles of some soldiers engaging with bandits somewhere in Katsina State.
A statement signed by Director ,Defence Information ,Brig.General Tukur Gusau said DHQ was currently investigating the video to confirm its authenticity as regards the soldiers seen in uniform.
He maintained that the DHQ was aware of the resolve of some bandits to repent and hand over their weapons to the authority. This he said was yeilding good results and was ongoing.
“The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa assures Nigerians that the AFN will engage in every lawful means possible to ensure peace and stability reign in our dear nation.
“The DHQ assures Nigerians that it’s non-kinetic measures aimed at restoration of peace is yielding results, with several bandits and other criminal elements surrendering to authority.
“Governments at all levels are encouraged to allow bandits genuinely willing to surrender to do so while the window is still open. Defence Headquarters is doing everything possible to restore peace and tranquility all over the country and urge all citizens to remain calm and be law abiding”DHQ stated.