According to Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised the commencement of a major military operation to sweep bandits and kidnappers out of Katsina State.  

Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, stated this in Abuja on Sunday, saying operations are already on but that details are been kept secret.

”A major proactive operation by Special Forces, which details are being kept secret, is now in progress to replace the reactive strikes against insurgent camps.

”To give a full effect to the exercise, a planning team is already in the state selecting targets and making preparations for the execution of the “unprecedented” operation.

He also quoted President Buhari to have expressed sadness over the recent attacks in the state, and extended his condolences to the families of those killed as well as prayed for the recovery of the injured.

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