Buhari orders security agents to shoot anyone carrying AK-47
NEWSMAN, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security agencies to shoot anyone carrying AK-47 rifle.
President Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, made the announcement in an interview with the BBC Hausa.
Buhari also directed suppression of bandits who 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,” Shehu said.
Bandits have been terrorizing Northwestern states in recent years. The outlaws engage in murders and kidnap for ransom.
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State had defended herdsmen carrying AK-47, saying they used it to protect themselves from cattle rustlers and others.
Shehu said the president had ordered military commanders to to shoot anyone with AK-47.
According to him, Buhari was determined to end wanton killings of people by bandits in Zamfara and other parts of the country.