Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Defence Staff, said the official declaration of bandits as terrorists by the Federal Government would pave the way for the Armed Forces to give bandits a bloody nose.
Irabor, who spoke while appearing on the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, programme, ‘Good Morning Nigeria’, on Monday, said the Military will fully go after the bandits.
According to him: “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.”