President Muhammadu Buhari made a surprise visit to troops battling bandits, kidnappers and criminals in Zamfara and neighboring states under Operations Sharan Daji and Diran Mikiya, today Saturday,25th of August 2018.
This happened before he boarded his Air Force plane at Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina, to Abuja.
Buhari praised the troops for their service and dedication to the nation, urging them to remain ‘‘ruthless’’ in the battle against the criminals. In the spirit of the Sallah celebrations, the President also donated 5 bulls to the troops.
The unannounced visit was intended to appreciate the work of the Nigerian Armed Forces, for the tremendous results that are being achieved in securing this nation and its people.
During the interaction, the President applauded officers and men of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and the Army for the counter-offensive against bandits in Zamfara State and environs, assuring them of his full support as “a worthy Commander-in-Chief”.
He urged officers and men to keep up the good work in the results achieved in dealing with banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling in the affected States, within the short period of the operation’s existence.
“I am here and pleased at this opportunity to address you and express my pleasure and happiness as your Commander-in-Chief on your performance on the two respective operations. Nigerians are looking up to you and us to secure the country. What is happening in the areas of operations are disgraceful. I’m very pleased with the way officers and men are firmly putting it down and I want you to be as ruthless as humanly possible. Nigerians deserve some peace.”
I commend you for the job you have been doing so far and I assure you that I will continue to be a worthy Commander-in-Chief. Thank you very much and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the President concluded.