Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari has ordered airstrikes against bandits,kidnappers and cattle rustlers, who he said had been attacking remote communities around Dogon Gona Forest in Niger State.
The President said the rest of the country will not abandon the affected Fulani Herdsmen that suffered from cattle rustlers, bandits and kidnappers.
The President said the repeated attacks leading to the loss of several lives in the communities “was a disaster for the nation.”
The Nigerian Airforce inline withe the directive said it is setting up refuelling facilities at Minna, Niger State, to support aircraft operations.
Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the Police Command in Niger had equally given assurances that the planned dedicated air raids to complement the police helicopter gunship operations remain the best approach given the lack of motorised roads in the areas constantly under attack.
It is interesting to observe that Fulani Herdsmen attacked Ruboi Village under Bokkos local government of plateau state several hours ago and the Nigerian army or police force were not to be found , while many villagers were being slaughtered.