The presidency has vowed that his government would not be blackmail by criminals, including bandits.
Reacting to the latest bandits attack in Kaduna State that killed several people and left many injured, the President stressed that his government would not abandon the current military operations against them.
In a statement by Malam Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media and publicity, Buhari said that from reports he received the bandits unleashed attack on innocent people because of the ongoing military and police offensive against them in the Birnin Gwari and Kaduru forests.
The President assured the people of Kaduna State and other parts of the country that his government would continue to deploy all available resources to fight these cold-hearted bandits with a view to bringing them to their knees.
“These criminals should make no mistake that they can establish a reign of terror on the people without feeling the full might of the government which was elected to protect the citizens.
The President, who expressed profound commiserations to the victims of this heinous attack in Kaduna State, sent a strong warning to the killers: “the criminals cannot be lucky always; we are determined to frustrate and defeat them, and no matter how long they run or where they hide, they would be smoked out and brought to justice.”