JUST IN: Nigeria Army procures weapons to tackle terrorists, bandits (PICTURE)
A Boeing 747-400 cargo plane has touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe int’l airport bearing light and heavy weapons procured for the Nigerian Army from Slovakia.
The weapons are to be deployed to Operation ‘Lafiya Dole’ in the Northeast and the for the crackdown on bandits in the northwest.
In the past months, violence, epsecially armed banditry, has remained a common feature in the country, especially in the North West geo- political zone where many lives have been lost and houses destroyed. The bandits have defied security arrangements, putting the country under siege and the government in a fix in finding solution to the exacerbating crime situation.