President Muhammadu has warned criminals harassing Nigerians to desist from pushing their luck too far, saying that the Federal Government has the capacity to crush them.
President Buhari made this known in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, on Thursday in reaction to the latest attacks in Zamfara State.
Bandits had in the last five days attacked about ten communities in the state, killing 80 people and led to the destruction of properties.
President Buhari described the attacks as “insane,” and warned that “these criminals should stop pushing their luck too far by believing that the government lacks the capacity to crush them”.
The president condemned the incidents, and restated that “such wanton disregard for life will be brought to an end sooner than later.”
“The violence against poor villagers who are struggling with poverty and other severe economic challenges is not going to be tolerated by this administration,” he added.
He directed Nigeria’s security agencies to immediately close all gaps in their operations that are being exploited by criminals to wreak havoc, asking them to “redouble their efforts in bringing an end to this mindless violence against innocent people”.
“Let’s not give these criminals any opportunity to succeed by taking the war to their own camps and stop them in their tracks before they even have the time to respond under our massive firepower,” he said.
The 78-year-old leader reassured the Zamfara residents and all Nigerians that “there will be no compromise in our determination to defeat these enemies of humanity”.