President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the carnage in Goronyo and Illela Local Government Areas of Sokoto state, where 15 people were killed.
President Buhari stated that the mindless violence against innocent people in Nigeria would not go unpunished.
In a statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Adviser on Media, the President reassured Nigerians that his administration would not abandon them to their fate in the face of the existential challenge caused by banditry.
“This persistent and unprovoked violence against unarmed civilians must be met with a 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.
“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.
“This administration will not tolerate a state of affairs where criminals deprive the people of their means of livelihood 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.”