Nigeria Military Begins Investigation into Video of Soldiers in Dialogue With Bandits in Katsina

The Defence Headquarters on Monday night has said, it has started investigating the video to confirm its authenticity as regards the soldiers seen in uniform.

Reports say, a video clip in circulation across the social media handles of some soldiers engaging with bandits somewhere in Katsina State.

Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau in a press statement discloses that the DHQ is aware of the resolve of some bandits to repent and hand over their weapons to the authorities. This is yielding good results and is ongoing.

Brigadier General Gusau reaffirmed that the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa assures Nigerians of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) to engage in every lawful means possible to ensure peace and stability reign in our dear nation.

"The DHQ assures Nigerians that its non-kinetic measures aimed at the restoration of peace are yielding results, with several bandits and other criminal elements surrendering to authority.

"Governments at all levels are encouraged to allow bandits genuinely willing to surrender to do so while the window is still open. Defence Headquarters is doing everything possible to restore peace and tranquillity all over the country and urges all citizens to remain calm and be law-abiding," he said.

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