“Shoot Anyone Seen With AK-47” – Buhari Orders Security Operatives

“Shoot Anyone Seen With AK-47” – Buhari Orders Security Operatives

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly ordered the military to shoot on sight on anyone seen with AK-47 rifle in the bush.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu told BBC Hausa Services in an interview on Wednesday.   Bandits and several Fulani herdsmen operate with AK-47 and have been killing and maiming people across Nigeria.   Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State had defended herdsmen carrying AK-47, saying they used it to protect themselves from cattle rustlers and others.
Under the Nigerian law, no individual is expected to be seen with AK-47 except the military officers, but it is very common in Nigeria to see individuals with AK-47.   Shehu said the president had ordered military commanders to to shoot anyone with AK-47.   According to him, Buhari was determined to end wanton killings of people by bandits in Zamfara and other parts of the country.

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