Buhari departs for London, orders crackdown on bandits, insurgents

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the country for London, United Kingdom with an order to service chiefs to crackdown on bandits and other forms of criminalities in the country.

The president flew in one of the jets in the presidential fleet through the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja  to keep appointment with his doctor for his routine medical checkup.

He is billed to return to Nigeria around second week of April, 2021.

Before his departure, Buhari had ordered service chiefs and other security and intelligence coordinators to mark and take out bandits, kidnappers and their sponsors.

National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno, disclosed this to State House Correspondents after he led leaders of the various security agencies to meet with Buhari in the State House, Abuja.

According to him, the President also warned the security chiefs that a situation where criminals dictate the pace of security events in the country should be ended immediately, ordering them to be proactive.

He added that President Buhari also insisted that all the decisions approved at the recently held National Security Council meeting, including the ban on mining activities in Zamfara and the no-fly-zone order, remain in force until further notice.

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