President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest attacks in three local government areas of Katsina state that left 47 persons dead.
Reacting to reports of bandit attacks on Sunday, the President said that he is deeply saddened by the development, and called on Nigerians to not despair because ” this administration is ever determined to defeat and crush these criminal elements taking advantage of the lockdown to attack their victims” .
President Buhari said he will not tolerate the large scale killing of innocent people by the bandits, adding that “in line with my commitment to security of the people, these attacks will be met with decisive force.”
The President directed security agencies not to rest on their oars or lower their guard thereby creating a vacuum for the bandits to strike.
While extending his sympathies to the families of the victims, he called on the people to be more vigilant by reporting activities of criminal elements in their midst.
Source: Voice of Nigeria