Nigerian Army has authorized its officers and men to be ruthless with criminals and bad elements in the course of operation python dance III.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Yusuf Tukur Burutai gave the order at the launch of the operation for North-West Zone at 1 Battalion Dukku Barracks, Birnin Kebbi.
Burutai made it clear that soldiers engaged in the operation must respect human rights and rule of law.
He added that the operation would be conducted jointly with other security agencies as the nation inched towards general election to clear miscreants and unpatriotic elements bent on bringing down the country.
Burutai said the exercise would target those spreading fake news to distract attention and demoralize troops involved in security operations.