- President Buhari is obviously not happy with the recent attacks by bandits in different communities
- The Nigerian leader has promised that those committing crimes against innocent citizens will meet a violent death if they don't change their ways
- Many lives have been lost to bandit attacks across Nigerian states
Bandits have been warned by President Muhammadu Buhari to surrender their weapons or face “disgraceful and violent end’’.
The warning came at a meeting the president had with Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state at the State House on Thursday, June 4.
In a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari also commiserated with Masari over the loss of lives in the attacks.
The president assured people and government of Katsina that the bandits, who have committed crimes against innocent citizens in the state and across the country will not go unpunished.
According to him, renewed efforts and review of operations, to improve the security of lives and property in the state, and other parts of the country were ongoing.
Buhari added that more decisive military operations against bandits in Zamfara, Sokoto, Niger, Katsina and Kaduna states will be undertaken.
Some of the people who have been lost to recent attacks are; the district dead of Yantumaki, Alhaji Atiku Maidabino, and APC chairman in Batsari local government council, Alhaji Abdulhamid Sani Duburawa.
Some Nigerians have expressed how tired they are these assurances. Taking to the comment section, @amechioma wrote: "Nigerians are tired of these assurances."
On his part, @otse08834149 said: "Nigerians, at this point, have become weary of ‘countless spineless assurances’ from this government. What we need now is results and not words of the mouth. Please wake up to your responsibilities as a government."
Another Nigerian asked the president to either fire the Army boss or resign.
Some other Twitter user decided to give a timeline of the president's warning to bandits. According to the Twitter user, Buhari promised in January that harder times await bandit and in April he ordered the military to crack down on them.
Bandits have been attacking communities across Nigerian states and it has become a source of worry for many.
It was tears and lamentations galore at the Katsina House of Assembly chamber on Tuesday, February 18, as lawmakers cried profusely during their plenary session over the recent killings of over 30 villagers in Batsari local government area of the state.
The member representing Jibia constituency, Alhaji Mustapha Yusuf, opened the flood gate of tears while contributing to the motion and other members joined in, shedding tears over the killings.
Meanwhile, during a plenary on Thursday, June 4, the federal lawmakers at the lower chambers raised eyebrows against the security potholes and rise in attacks in some states.
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