President Buhari directs strong military operations to end Sokoto killings

By Timothy Choji, Abuja 

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President Buhari reacts to killings in Sokoto State

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed fierce military operations to end incessant criminal attacks in Sokoto State and other parts of the country.

He gave the directive following an attack by bandits in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

President Buhari condoled with families who lost loved ones in the attack, praying for the quick recovery of those that sustained injuries.

“As the world and Nigeria battle Coronavirus pandemic, it is tragic and unfortunate that bandits have remained active in parts of the country, killing innocent people and throwing families into despair.

“We will not abandon you to your fate because we are determined to bring these mass murderers to their knees and crush them totally,” President Buhari said.

Operation Accord
The President stated that a major military operation code named “Operation Accord” was launched by the military, targeting the bandits that had been tormenting North-West and North Central states.

“This operation will be a full time and sustained military offensive that is intended to deny the bandits any breathing space to reorganise and regroup,” he stressed.

President Buhari reassured Nigerians that government was determined to protect them against “remorseless psychopathic mass killers who have no regard for the sanctity of life.’’

 

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