Sokoto attacks: Buhari directs fierce military action against bandits
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed a full time and sustained military offensive against bandits operating and tormenting citizens in the north-west and north-central states of the country.
The offensive code-named “Operation Accord”, President Buhari said, is intended to deny the bandits any breathing space to reorganize and regroup.
This is coming as he condoled with families who lost loved ones recently in an attack by bandits in Sabon Birni Local Government, Sokoto State, praying for the quick recovery of those that sustained injuries.
“As the world and Nigeria battle Coronavirus pandemic, it is tragic and unfortunate that bandits have remained active in parts of the country, killing innocent people and throwing families into despair.
“We will not abandon you to your fate because we are determined to bring these mass murderers to their knees and crush them totally,’’ according to President Buhari in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, last night.
The President reassured Nigerians of his government’s determined to protect them against “remorseless psychopathic mass killers who have no regard for the sanctity of life.’’