President Muhammadu Buhari has said the military is busy strategizing how to “deliver blow” to bandits.
Buhari stated this on Monday, while reacting to the killing of more than 30 people in Goronyo, Sokoto State, on Sunday.
The President, in a statement issued by his media aide, Garba Shehu, warned that the days of the bandits are numbered because military capabilities are being boosted by the acquisition and deployment of advanced equipment.
He appealed to all Nigerians “not to despair because this administration is determined more than ever before to protect Nigerians from murderous criminal gangs that have no respect for the sanctity human of life”.
Buhari extended his sympathy to the families of the victims of the Goronyo attack, and called on the people to continue to be patient as the military is strategising on how to deliver the crushing blow to these bandits”.
“The clock of your ultimate destruction is ticking as you will no longer have a place to hide,” he added.
“The bandits are living in the fool’s paradise of invincibility, but reality will soon dawn on them harder than ever before.
“The bandits are currently under desperate pressures because of the intense and sustained air and ground operations against them in their hideouts by our security forces.
“The cowardly attacks on innocent people by the bandits show a rearguard action of criminals under pressure. But they will have no place to hide and our gallant security forces will not relent in the current offensive to defeat these callous enemies of humanity.”