Buhari has issued a directive to security agents over the killing of 15 in Sokoto.
Glamtush reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest massacre of 15 people in Goronyo and Illela Local Government Areas of Sokoto.
This online news platform understands that Buhari in a statement through his Media Assistant, Garba Shehu, warned that “this needless and mindless violence against innocent people cannot go unpunished.”
The president warned that: “This persistent and unprovoked violence against unarmed civilians must be met with fierce response by the government.
“Let me once again, reassure Nigerians, that this administration will not abandon them to their fate in the face of this existential challenge caused by banditry.”
According to the President, “we are taking delivery of military equipment to improve the capacity of our security forces to effectively deal with this issue.
“Our military is also deploying advanced technology to enhance surveillance and related operations to locate and crush these criminals and enemies of our common humanity.
Meanwhile, State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal confirmed to newsmen in an interview on Monday that bandit terrorists have in the last weekend killed no fewer than 15 residents of Goronyo and Illela.
Tambuwal who appeared on Channels Television programme yesterday, confirmed the attack, noting that the victims were murdered during the raid which happened on Sunday night and lasted through Monday morning.
Tambuwal told reporters that the bandits were bold enough to appoint district heads in affected communities.