The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says its non-kinetic measures aimed at restoration of peace in Katsina State is yielding results, with several bandits and other criminal elements surrendering to the authority.
The Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Tukur Gusau, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Gusau said this while reacting to a video clip on social media handles where some soldiers engaged bandits somewhere in Katsina State.
He said the DHQ was investigating the video to confirm its authenticity.
According to him, the DHQ is aware of the resolve of some bandits to repent and hand over their weapons to the authority, which is yielding good results.
“The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, assures Nigerians that the Armed Forces of Nigeria will 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 restoration of peace is yielding results, with several bandits and other criminal elements surrendering to authority.
“Government at all levels are encouraged to allow bandits genuinely willing to surrender to do so while the window is still open.
“The DHQ is doing everything possible to restore peace and tranquility all over the country and urge all citizens to remain calm and be law abiding,” he said. (NAN)