It is ridiculous, unfair to say I am unconcerned about Zamfara killings - President Buhari

It is ridiculous, unfair to say I am unconcerned about Zamfara killings - President Buhari

- President Buhari called on Nigerians not to politicse the killings in Zamfara

- The president said the issue has been dominate in his mind

- Buhari said security chiefs were providing regular briefings and assured that justice will be done

President Muhammadu Buhari had described as unfair the speculation that he is unconcerned about the killings in Zamfara state.

In a statement via his Facebook page on Sunday, April 7, the president said no other issue dominates his mind like the situation in Zamfara.

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The president said he is constantly in touch with security chiefs and appealed to Nigerians not to politicise the tragic situation.

President Buhari expressed his condolence to families of victims of the attacks and assured that security operatives will bring justice.

He said: “It is ridiculous and unfair to suggest that I am not concerned about the situation in Zamfara, or doing anything about it. Ensuring the protection of the people of Nigeria is one of my primary responsibilities and functions. No other issue dominates my attention as much.

“We are fully determined to tackle this challenge ferociously until these remorseless killers are crushed and utterly defeated. We have deployed security agents to all the areas currently under attack, and we are constantly finetuning and escalating our security strategy.

“I am constantly in touch with the security chiefs, and receive regular briefings on the situation in Zamfara and across the country. Let me assure that we will continue to do everything to motivate and equip them to respond effectively to all our security challenges.

“Operation Sharan Daji, and the newly-launched Operation Puff Adder are focused on Zamfara, Kaduna (including the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway), Katsina, Kogi, and Niger States. These are all multi-agency Operations, bringing together the Military, Police, the DSS, and others.

“I want to appeal to Nigerians that we should not politicize this tragic situation in Zamfara. How can I be indifferent to the senseless killings and kidnapping of my fellow citizens by bandits, and the deep trauma and impoverishment that these attacks inflict on them?

“Let me again offer our deepest condolences to all the victims and their families and loved ones. We feel your pains, and there is nothing more important to me at this time than ensuring that these bandits and criminals are completely neutralized.”

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has successfully destroyed a bandits’ logistics base at Ajia in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better.

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