The Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor stated this on Monday when he featured on ‘Good Morning Nigeria’, a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) programme.
According to him, the official declaration of bandits as terrorists will enable the armed forces to take necessary action against them, adding that the criminals would be given “the bloody nose they so desire”.
Irabor, “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.”
KanyiDaily recalls that the Federal Government through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation had approached a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to designate bandits as terrorist organizations which the court obliged.