President Muhammadu Buhari publicly condemned the killings by bandits in Kaduna state over the week, vowing to crush the activities of the bandits.
The President disclosed this in a statement on Sunday evening after Saturday’s killings in Kauran Fawa, Marke and Ruhiya villages in Idasu Ward of Giwa Local Government Area of the state, according to NAN.
He added that security forces are “getting frustrated” by the killings of innocent Nigerians and are dedicated to eradicating the acts of terrorism.
What the President is saying
In the statement issued by the President’s media aide, Garba Shehu, President Buhari condemned the increased attacks on villagers in the state.
Expressing condolences to the Government of Kaduna State, the people of Zonkwa Chiefdom and the family of His Highness Nuhu Bature, the Agwam Kajju on his demise, the President prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased.
He also added that Nigeria’s security agencies are “getting frustrated and are soft-targeting innocent citizens, looting their assets, burning their homes and killing them indiscriminately’’, and ordered the armed forces and intelligence to root out the remaining bandits in the area.
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Recall Nairametrics reported last month that the Federal Government through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, said a court has granted the FG’s request to label bandits groups as terrorist organisations.
“Now that the court has granted the application filed by my office declaring bandit groups as terrorist organisations, it shows the determination of my office and indeed, the Federal Government in doing things in accordance with the rule of law.
“The development is a pointer to the commitment of the Federal Government to adhere to international standards in respecting the rules of engagement in the fight against terrorism, separatist organisations, insurgency and banditry in the country,” Malami said.