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Buhari orders ‘crushing response’ against bandits as killings escalate in Zamfara, Kaduna

Agency Report

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military to give “crushing response” to escalating killings by bandits.

This was contained in a press release by the    Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), his Garba Shehu after bandits killed 35 persons in Zamfara on Saturday.

The bandits in what appears as a reaction escalated their attacks  on Sunday and killed 10 people in Zango Kataf, Kaduna state in the early hours. 

They also carried out attacks in Zaria and another in  Kajuru, in Kaduna state.


President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday condemned repeated bandit killings in Zamfara and Kaduna States, urging the nation’s military to respond to the worrying situation in a language that the bandits understand.

The President notes that the military and other security agencies are now working on new methods and policies that are yielding good results in many of the troubled parts of the country and calls for a crushing response to the killing of innocent citizens in the rural communities.

He also avers that the nation, its military and the entire population needs to summon the courage required to defeat the bandits and terrorists.

President Buhari condemns some politicians making utterances on security, merely seeking applause, advising them to join the ongoing genuine efforts aimed at finding lasting solutions to the challenges confronting the nation.

He expresses the nation’s sorrow over the loss of lives, urging security agencies to do everything possible to prevent the recurrence of attacks with impunity.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)