The presidency has expressed deep sadness and regret over the latest bandits” attack in Kaduna State that killed several people and left many injured.
According to a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, “reports received show that it is obvious the bandits are unleashing their fury and frustration on innocent people because of the ongoing military and police offensive against them in the Birnin Gwari and Kaduru forests.”
Shehu said the administration would not be blackmailed by criminals to abandon the current military operations against them.
He said that President Buhari assured the people of Kaduna State and other parts of the country that this government would continue to deploy all available resources in fighting “these cold-hearted bandits with a view to bringing them to their knees.”
He further stated that the criminals should make no mistake that they could establish a reign of terror on the people without feeling the full might of the government which was elected to protect the citizens.
Shehu said the President, while expressing profound commiserations with the victims of this heinous attack in Kaduna State, sent a strong warning to the killers.
“The criminals cannot be lucky always; we are determined to frustrate and defeat them, and no matter how long they run or where they hide, they would be smoked out and brought to justice,” he said.