KanyiDaily had reported that a total of 38 people were confirmed dead during attacks by suspected bandits in communities across Giwa LGA of Kaduna over the weekend.
In a statement issued last night by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said the attackers are “feeling the heat” of recent security operations and as such, focusing on “soft targets”.
Buhari, however, directed security agencies to intensify operations and “destroy the terrorists” who are targeting citizens, looting their assets, burning their homes and killing them indiscriminately.
The statement reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the renewed terrorist killings in Kaduna State, saying that the gruesome nature of recent incidents in Kauran Fawa, Marke and Ruhiya of Idasu Ward of Giwa Local Government Area, has made him particularly sad and the killings unacceptable.
“Bandits within the week have also killed citizens in Zangon Kataf, Chikun, Birnin Gwari, Igabi and Kauru LGAs of Kaduna State.
“President Buhari affirmed that our security forces have turned the heat on the terrorists who are getting frustrated and are soft-targeting innocent citizens, looting their assets, burning their homes and killing them indiscriminately.
“He has reiterated his directive to the security and intelligence chiefs to do everything they can to destroy the remaining vestiges of the terrorists.”
President Buhari also expressed condolences to the Kaduna government and the people of Zonkwa chiefdom over the death of Nuhu Bature, the Agwam Kajju.
KanyiDaily had also reported how bandits burnt at least 30 passengers inside a bus traveling from Sabon Birni local government area to Sokoto town.
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