The Nigerian leader sounded the warning in the wake of the killings of residents in Sokoto communities by bandits.
President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the latest massacre of people in Goronyo and Illela LGAs, Sokoto state The Nigerian leader warned that the needless and mindless violence against innocent people cannot go unpunished This was contained in a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, November 16, warned bandits against thinking that they cannot be crushed.
Buhari made the remark in South Africa in reaction to the killing of 15 people by bandits in Goronyo and Illela local government areas of Sokoto state.
While condemning the incident, the president said his regime will not abandon Nigerians to their fate in the face of the existential challenge caused by banditry.
In a statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, and shared on Facebook, Buhari stated that needless and mindless violence against innocent people cannot go unpunished.
Buhari was quoted as saying:
“This administration will not tolerate this state of affairs where criminals deprive the people of their means of livelihoods and turn them into beggars and refugees. The bandits are living in a fool’s paradise if they believe that they can’t be crushed.
The criminals cannot be lucky always; they will ultimately meet their Waterloo. Evil cannot triumph over good no matter how long it takes.” According to the president, Nigeria is taking delivery of military equipment to improve the capacity of security forces to effectively deal with banditry.
Again, bandits attack 2 local government areas in Sokoto, kill 15 people Earlier, Legit.ng reported that fifteen people were killed in a fresh attack by some yet to be identified bandits operating in Sokoto state.
The bandits were said to have launched an attack in two different local government areas of the state between Sunday night and Monday, November 15, morning.