PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest bandit attacks in Gandi District of Rabah Local Government Council, Sokoto State, which reportedly claimed thirty people. President Buhari said that he was shocked and saddened by the latest violence which he described as utterly evil.
The President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja last night assured the people of Sokoto and other areas affected by banditry that his administration’s commitment to security “remains undiminished” and that “efforts are being made to improve intelligence gathering and rapid emergency response strategies.”
President Buhari gave a firm instruction to the new Acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, to quickly bring on board joint operations that will rid the country of all forms of criminal activity. He also approved meetings between security and Defence officials from Nigeria and neighbouring Niger Republic for joint operations that will sweep the forests.
While consoling the families of the victims, President Buhari said that he will ensure the murderers, who are already in police custody, are speedily prosecuted in order to send a clear message that nobody will get away with such heinous crimes.