Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor has said that declaration of bandits as terrorists has given the armed forces the necessary backing to take action against them.
Speaking on NTA’s ‘Good Morning Nigeria’, Irabor noted that the gazette proscribing bandits as terrorists is gladdening and they will be giving them “the bloody nose they so desire”.
He said; “The issue of gazetting the bandits as terrorists is a news that is quite gladdening. That has always been what we had desired.”
“What it means is that our tactics, techniques and procedures that we use in handling them certainly would have to change and that is why, I believe going forward, I am sure you will be reading what the outcome of those engagements are.
“Gazetting them as terrorists give it a global disposition that will enable other key global actors to now take certain action against them. For me, it will only get better and we will give them the bloody nose that they so desire.” he concluded