President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that henceforth, bandits killing and destroying lives and properties won’t be spared again.
The president gave the assurance after meeting with Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari at the presidential villa, Thursday night.
Recent activities of bandits have made hundreds of citizens flee for their lives while properties worth millions are destroyed in most states in the Northern protectorate.
In a statement signed by Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesman quoted his principal as advising the bandits to either surrender their arms of face a disgraceful end.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has assured people and government of Katsina State of renewed efforts, and review of operations, to improve the security of lives and property in the state, and other parts of the country,” Mr Shehu said in the statement.
“The President, in a meeting with Governor Aminu Bello Masari, at the State House on Thursday night, said bandits, who have committed crimes against innocent citizens in the state, and across the country, will not be spared.
“President Buhari warned bandits to surrender their weapons, or face “disgraceful and violent ends’’.
“The President said more decisive military operations against bandits in Zamfara, Sokoto, Niger, Katsina and Kaduna States will be under taken.
“President Buhari commiserated with Gov Masari over the loss of lives from attacks by bandits, which include District Head of Yantumaki, Alhaji Atiku Maidabino, and APC Chairman in Batsari Local Government Council, Alhaji Abdulhamid Sani Duburawa,” it added.