Following measures to fight insecurity across the country, it has been reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a stern warning to bandits, noting that “the clock of your ultimate destruction is ticking as you will no longer have a place to hide.”
This was reportedly disclosed in a statement in Abuja on Monday, by Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman.
According to him, President Buhari was reacting to the killing of over 30 people in Goronyo in Sokoto State on Sunday by bandits.
The statement read, “The bandits are living in a fool’s paradise of invincibility, but reality will soon dawn on them harder than ever before.”
It added, ”The bandits are currently under desperate pressure because of the intense and sustained air and ground operations against them in their hideouts by our security forces.”
It added, “The cowardly attacks on innocent people by the bandits show a rearguard action of criminals under pressure.”
The president reportedly urged Nigerians “not to despair because this administration is determined more than ever before to protect Nigerians from murderous criminal gangs that have no respect for the sanctity of human life.”
The statement disclosed, “The President extended his sympathy to the families of the victims of the Goronyo attack and called on the people to continue to be patient as the military strategize on how to deliver the crushing blow to these bandits.”