Banditry would be defeated soon, Buhari reassures Nigerians
In calming frayed nerves over banditry and kidnappings in Zamfara state, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the menace will be defeated soon.
He said ending banditry remains a major priority of his administration, and his government would do whatever it takes, to confront public enemies, with merciless determination.
In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari described himself as one of the unhappiest leaders in the world.
“How can I be happy and indifferent to the senseless killings of my fellow citizens by bandits? I am human and I understand the pains of the victims and their families who have been traumatized and impoverished by constant ransom demands by bandits,” the president said.
The President also explained that he is not indifferent to the killings as being alleged by some Nigerians, because almost every week, he summons his security chiefs to get an update on the strategies being devised to defeat the mass murderers, in order to know the most effective measures, to adopt.
“I have ordered rapid and robust deployment of troops to all the areas currently under attack from bandits and we are determined to tackle this challenge ferociously until these remorseless killers are crushed and utterly defeated” .