Saturday, July 20, 2019

We’ll respond fiercely to massacre of 37 people by bandits – Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to respond fiercely to the killing of 37 innocent people by bandits in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

He described the the bandits as brutal and remorseless enemies of humanity, while condemning the killing and commiserating with families of the victims.

In a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, the president commiserated with the victims of the unfortunate attacks, the government and people of Sokoto state.

“This frequent and large scale killings of poor villagers by gangs of mass murderers must be met with the fiercest force the government can mobilise,” Shehu quoted the president as saying.


The presidential spokesman announced that troops had been deployed to the affected areas and aerial security measures put in place.


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