Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security agents to deal decisively with anyone found with AK-47 in the bushes.
Anyone found in the bushes with AK-47 will be shot by security operatives, presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu has warned.
Shehu gave the warning yesterday as he said that President Muhammadu Buhari has now given the directive to security agencies to shoot anyone seen with AK-47.
Shehu spoke during in an interview with the BBC.
He said the president directed a clampdown on bandits who have refused to surrender.
On the efforts being made to rid Zamfara and other northern states of bandits, Shehu said the government is resorting to lethal force.
“The president has ordered security forces to go into the bushes and shoot whoever they see with sophisticated weapons like AK-47,” he said in the interview monitored by TheCable.
“He ordered that whoever is seen with terrible weapons at all should be shot immediately.”