President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised the commencement of a major military operation to sweep bandits and kidnappers out of Katsina State.
A major proactive operation by Special Forces, which details are being kept secret, is now in progress to replace the reactive strikes against insurgent camps.
To give a full effect to the exercise, a planning team is already in the State selecting targets and making preparations for the execution of the “unprecedented” operation.
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, who has been measured in issuing official statements on the oncoming exercise, briefed the President on the plan he intends to flag off shortly.
President who expressed sadness over the recent attacks in the State extended his condolences to the families of those killed and prayed for the recovery of the injured.
The president will again address the nation on Monday, May 18, 2020, following the end of the first phase of the gradual easing of the lockdown.