The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has given reason the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will not employ ‘full force’ against terrorists.
The minister stated this while responding to the suggestion by Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, for the use of mercenaries to fight terrorists.
Mohammed, while speaking with newsmen yesterday, said there will be collateral damage if Nigeria decides to go with full force to bomb terrorists. He explained that the governor’s utterances were borne out of his deep concern and not a suggestion that government can consider.
The minister, however, urged Nigerians to join the fight against terrorists by exposing the criminals living in their neighborhoods.
According to him, “This is because these criminals called bandits are living among us; they interact with the people as well. Who are the ones supplying them food, more so they also have landlords?
“People should expose these criminals and then, the various efforts of the government will be effectively complemented and we will see the results”.