Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu has expressed that what the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has done to bandits is worse than declaring them terrorists.
He stated this while speaking with BBC Pidgin on Saturday.
Shehu said there is a subsisting order by the president to shoot any bandit on sight.
He said even the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that has been outlawed does not have such an order against it, adding that there is no preferential treatment for the bandits.
“What the Buhari administration has done to the arms-wielding bandits is worse than being declared as terrorists,” he said.
“Do you know that there is a subsisting order by the President that any arms-wielding, AK-47 bandits should be shot on sight.
“I am saying yes, IPOB has been proscribed by law of the land, there is no shoot-on-sight order on IPOB. There is nothing to suggest that these bandits are treated preferentially.”