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Sokoto killings: Buhari orders new directives on bandits



President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday directed a full time and sustained military action against bandits operating and tormenting citizens in the north-west and north-central states of the country.

The President who gave the code-named “Operation Accord”, said, it intends to deny the bandits any breathing space to reorganize and regroup.

This order is coming as he condoled with families who lost loved ones recently in an attack by bandits in Sabon Birni Local Government, Sokoto State, praying for the quick recovery of those that sustained injuries.

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in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari said: “As the world and Nigeria battle Coronavirus pandemic, it is tragic and unfortunate that bandits have remained active in parts of the country, killing innocent people and throwing families into despair.

“We will not abandon you to your fate because we are determined to bring these mass murderers to their knees and crush them totally,’’.

The President reassured Nigerians of his government’s determined to protect them against “remorseless psychopathic mass killers who have no regard for the sanctity of life.’’

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.