Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest bandits’ attacks in Sokoto and the inter-communal conflict in Kaduna State, warning that “mass murder of innocent people by criminals would be met with full force.”
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said Buhari commiserated with the families of the victims of the latest bandits’ attacks in Sokoto and the inter-communal conflict in Kaduna States.
President Buhari said: “The death of one innocent Nigerian is no less important than the death of a hundred,” adding that, “it is a matter of time before these murderous gangs of criminals meet their Waterloo.
“The criminals cannot be lucky always because the law will ultimately catch up with them and deliver justice ruthlessly.
“Let no group of outlaws doubt the will and resolve of my administration to confront criminals who have no iota of regard for the sanctity of life.”
President Buhari also reassured Nigerians that their security remained a top priority of his government.
The president said: “Our security personnel are being trained, retrained, motivated and provided with essential equipment in order to improve their capacity to respond to our security challenges.”
Buhari also prayed that God Almighty would grant rest to the souls of the unfortunate victims of the killings in Sokoto and Kaduna states.