By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari criticized the latest killing of dozens of people by bandits in Zamfara state, warning that “this blind disregard for life will be ended as soon as possible”.
The president in response to the incident via a statement by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja, said Thursday that “this senseless and persistent violence against innocent people must stop.
“These criminals should stop pushing their luck too far, believing that the government has no capacity to crush them.”
Buhari ordered military, security and intelligence agencies to take immediate action to close any existing loopholes in their operations exploited by criminals to wreak havoc.
He also expressed hope that the special operation launched by the military in the wee hours of Thursday from the local government area of Maru would prove decisive in ridding the state of “frequent and horrific” activities by bandits.
“Violence against poor villagers who are struggling with poverty and other serious economic problems will not be tolerated by this administration.”
He called on the security forces to “redouble their efforts to end this senseless violence against innocent people.
“Let’s not give these criminals a chance to succeed by bringing the war to their own camps and stop them in their tracks before they even have time to react under our enormous firepower.”
The president reassured the people of Zamfara that “despite the latest setback in our efforts to protect our citizens, there will be no compromise in our resolve to defeat these enemies of humanity.” (NOPE)
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