• July 26, 2021

Soldiers Should Raid The Forests To Implement Shoot-On-Sight Order – CDHR

By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), the shoot-on-sight order issued by President Muhammadu Buhari to the country’s military could only be implemented if Nigerian soldiers raid the forests.

The CDHR gave this charge via a statement issued on Sunday by Osagie Obayuwana, its national president, CDHR, in which it pointed out that those armed with AK-47 rifles and other sophisticated weapons lived in the forests and not at “bus-stops and shopping malls”.“To the CDHR, the shoot-on-sight order reported to have been made by Mr. President will only have meaning when the soldiers march into the forest,” the statement reads.

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“This is especially so as those with AK47 rifles are not at bus-stops and shopping malls; they are in the bushes and forests.

“Besides, Mr. President needs to be reminded that it is not only farmers who are at risk; travellers on most high ways in Nigeria are at the mercy of rifle wielders, who have made a sport out of pouncing on vehicles in-between cities and towns.”

Last week Wednesday, Garba Shehu, presidency spokesperson, had announced that President Buhari had ordered the country’s security agencies to shoot anyone illegally armed with AK-47 rifles.

Agenda Watchdog

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