President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Military for not showing any let-up in their current operational trajectory in Zamfara State and other parts of the northwest, which have been a hotbed of criminal activities.
In a statement, President Buhari applauded the “incessant offensives” conducted by the troops in the said trouble-spots, noting that while there appears to be relative calm in Zamfara, with the situation returning to normal in most parts of the state, there had been several breaches of the peace.
The President, according to the statement, was particularly concerned about the recent attacks by bandits on Damri, Sabongarin Damri and Kalahe villages in Bakura Local Government Area, and lately, Maradun, where a number of casualties were recorded.
The President urged security operatives not to allow the return of the period during which the bandits had a free hand to do as they wished, saying that rural people “must be allowed to have peace”.
He said the tempo of the military onslaught that has been launched in the affected areas must be sustained, in order to bring an end to the murderous activities of the criminals.
President Buhari condoled with the families of the victims, as well as the government and people of Zamfara, adding that the combined efforts of the Federal and State Governments must do all that can be done to bring an immediate end to the horrific killings.
Writing by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor