Lieut. General Farouk Yahaya said on Wednesday that his troops have sent many bandits to God to answer for their crimes.
Banditry is one of the major challenges facing the nation right now.
After being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General, Yahya told state house correspondents that the military has been giving bandits a hard time.
In response to Buhari’s directive that bandits and other criminal elements be treated in the language they understand, he said: “That’s what we have already started doing.”. Many of them have been sent to God to answer for their crimes, and we will continue to do so.”
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Chief of the Air, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao; Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI), Maj General Sunday Adebayo; Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, witnessed the decoration of Yahaya with the new rank.
The new army chief served as the theater commander of Operation Hadin Kai, a counter-insurgency operation in the North-East, prior to his appointment.