The military, yesterday, said it was deploying warfare and lethal force (popularly known as a kinetic operation) in the counter-terrorism and banditry war nationwide.
During a national security and defence summit in Abuja, stakeholders agreed that the worsening insecurity demanded the deployment of full military force to crush the insurgents, bandits and other elements that have taken up arms against the state.
Chief of Defence Staff and organiser of the event, General Lucky Irabor, promised that the military would be deploying kinetic operations to check insurgency and banditry.
The resolution came at a time most state governments were negotiating with and granting amnesty for bandits and abductors. The federal government had also designed a controversial non-kinetic package known as Operation Safe Corridor, under which repentant terrorists, who willingly surrendered, are granted pardon, rehabilitated and reintegrated into the society. (Guardian)