- President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to deal with killers of resident of communities in Sokoto and Kaduna
- The president also sympathised with families of the victims of attacks in both states
- According to President Buhari, mass murder of innocent people by criminals would be met with full force
Nigeria's president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, February 27, condemned the attacks by bandits in Sokoto and the inter-communal conflict in Kaduna state.
The president also commiserated with families of victims of the attacks in both states.
A statement by Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant on media and publicity to the president said mass murder of innocent people by criminals would be met with full force.
The president said: “The death of one innocent Nigerian is no less important than the death of a hundred."
“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,” he said.
He further pledge that the security of every Nigerian citizen remained a top priority of his government.
“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,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN) had urged its members not to take laws into their hands over the killings in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state.
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The national secretary of GAFDAN, Ibrahim Abdullahi, in a statement released in Kaduna on Monday, February 18, said the members should allow government and security agencies to deal with the issue.
Legit.ng gathered that Abdullahi said GAFDAN had an emergency meeting to review the recent killings in the area where over hundred Fulani people were allegedly killed in an unprovoked attack by the Adara communities in Iri ,Maro villages on Monday, February 11.
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