President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered decisive force against bandits who killed 47 on Sunday in his home state, Katsina.
The president, according to a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, condemned the latest attacks by bandits, which occurred in three local government areas of the state and left 47 persons dead.
The President said he Was deeply saddened by the latest development, and called on Nigerians not to despair because his administration was ever determined to defeat and crush the criminal elements taking advantage of the lockdown to attack their victims.
The statement said Buhari will not tolerate the large scale killing of innocent people by bandits, adding that “in line with my commitment to security of the people, these attacks will be met with decisive force.”
The President directed the security agencies not to rest on their oars or lower their guard, which will create a vacuum for the bandits to strike.
While extending his condolences to the families of the victims, he called on the people to show more vigilance by reporting the activities of criminal elements in their midst.