A man alleged to be President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday confirmed that security chiefs have received marching orders to go harder on criminals, including to shoot anyone found illegally with AK-47.
“Anybody with AK-47 should be shot because AK-47 is supposed to be registered and it is only given to security officials.”
This he made known during a meeting with the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria at the State House, co-chaired by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.
‘‘We closed the borders for some years but the intelligence report I’m getting on a daily basis is that those who are conducting the abductions, the killings, and so on are still not short of arms and ammunition,’’ he stated.
The President, who informed the meeting with efforts by the government to improve the security situation in the country, said his administration has recorded appreciable successes in the northeast and South-South parts of the country.
The presidency also released a 14-second video that had someone alleged to be President Buhari ordering security agents to shoot-on-sight any civilian seen bearing AK-47.