President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of 47 persons during series of attacks by bandits in three local government areas of Katsina state.
It was gathered that suspected bandits carried out different attacks in Dutsinma, Danmusa and Safana local government areas at around 3am on Sunday.
During the attacks, police, army, air force and other security personnel were deployed to restore normalcy in the affected communities.
Buhari, In a statement signed by his media aide, Garba Shehu, on Sunday, said that he was deeply saddened by the latest development.
He called on Nigerians not to despair because this administration was 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 this 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 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 sympathies 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.
KanyiDaily recalls that Buhari expressed surprise at the level of insecurity in the country, promising tougher measures against bandits and Boko Haram that had made life difficult for Nigerians.