Sokoto attack: Buhari commiserates with victims, orders fierce military operation

By Valentine Amanze

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has condoled with families who lost loved ones in an attack by bandits in Sabon Birni Local Government, Sokoto State.
He prayed for the quick recovery of those that sustained injuries.
His words: “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 however disclosed that a major military operation code named “Operation Accord” had been launched by the military, targeting the bandits that had been tormenting North-West and North Central states.
“This operation will be a full time and sustained military offensive that is intended to deny the bandits any breathing space to reorganize and regroup.’’
Buhari also reassured Nigerians that his government was determined to protect them against “remorseless psychopathic mass killers who have no regard for the sanctity of life.’’

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