President Muhammadu Buhari has warned the bandits killing people especially in the northern part of the country to “stop pushing their luck too far by believing that the government lacks the capacity to crush them”.
President Buhari gave the warning on Thursday while condemning the latest killing of tens of people by bandits in Zamfara State.
The President, who warned that “such wanton disregard for life will be brought to an end sooner than later”, said, “This insane and persistent violence against innocent people must stop”.
He said the killing of innocent people by “these criminals” in Zamfara State was unacceptable.
President Buhari reassured the people of Zamfara State that “despite the latest setback in our efforts to protect our citizens, there will be no compromise in our determination to defeat these enemies of humanity.”
President Buhari ordered the military, security and intelligence agencies to take immediate steps to close all existing gaps in their operations being exploited by criminals to wreak havoc.
He voiced hope the Special Operation launched by the military at 3:00am Thursday morning from Maru Local Government Area will prove decisive in ridding the state of the “frequent and horrifying “bandit activities.
“The violence against poor villagers who are struggling with poverty and other severe economic challenges is not going to be tolerated by this administration,” the President warned in a statement issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu.
President Buhari has called on the security forces to “redouble their efforts in bringing an end to this mindless violence against innocent people.”
“Let’s not give these criminals any opportunity to succeed by taking the war to their own camps and stop them in their tracks before they even have the time to respond under our massive fire power.”