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Killings: Be patient, Buhari tells Nigerians - my security chiefs still considering what to do

By The Nigerian Voice

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, urged Nigerians to be patient with him as his administration made efforts to tackle ongoing killings in parts of the country.

He said members of his security teams were racking their brains to come up with a lasting solution.

A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, quoted the President as saying this while condemning killings of many people, including a district head, in and around Gandi village in Rabah Local Government of Sokoto State by bandits.

“I wish to assure all Nigerians that their security is receiving the greatest attention from this administration and there is no compromise in this commitment.

“I appeal for your patience while my security teams crack (sic) their brains to put an end to this horrendous violence,” Shehu quoted Buhari as saying.

The President said his government would no longer tolerate violence against innocent Nigerians.

He threatened that any attempt to try his government’s will would be met with equal force.

He wondered why murderers would be targeting innocent people for no just cause.

The President said, “This wanton violence against innocent people won’t be tolerated by this government, and we are working round the clock to identify the people sponsoring these heartless attacks.

“It is curious why any group of mass murderers would be targeting and killing innocent people for no just reason.

“Make no mistake about it, my administration remains committed to security as one of its core objectives, and any attempt to test our will by any group of anarchists and troublemakers will be met with equal force.

“Identifying and defeating these callous killers is receiving priority from this administration, and we shall spare no effort in tracing the root of this evil, especially their sources of funding and arms.”

Buhari promised that although these hit-and-run gangs of mass murderers were using unconventional tacts, they would eventually be defeated.

The President also warned that “this administration will not allow any group of barbarians and criminals hold the country hostage and destroy life without consequences.”

He extended his condolences to the government, families of the victims and the people of Sokoto State at large over what he called “these incredible losses of lives at the hands of these enemies of humanity.”

He assured then that the Federal Government would give all possible assistance to the state in dealing with the tragic incident. – Punch.

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    Simon's | 7/13/2018 7:02:00 AM
    We are waiting
    Moses | 7/13/2018 8:29:00 AM
    Look at the kind of statement he is presenting to d public,the security operatives cracking their brains for how long or until d citizens have been wiped out.

    Gombawa Ddy | 7/13/2018 10:03:00 PM
    So Buhari Say Let Us Be Patient So That Killing Will Continue There Is A Time Wey This Gov Say Let The Past Gov Calculate A Total Numba Of Pple That Die So Killing In Nigeria Just Turn To Compotition May The Pple Who Die In This Compotition May Their Soul Rest In Peace Amen
    Dauda Korau T Musu Alius | 7/14/2018 8:48:00 AM
    Our So-called President ,if You Don't Know How To Disguise Ur Self As A Notorious And Heartless Human Beast,just Shut Up Ur Merciless Mouth.All Nja Citizens Knows That U Are Behind All These Criminalities Act.God Would Surely Schedule Ur End In Nigeria.
    Jurisdiction atake | 7/14/2018 9:48:00 PM
    I make to understand that our president, his administration is all about religious fanatic. because christians were killed, he says nothing about it. now that it affect his people, he send words of comfort to them.our God is a merciful God that is why, he never revenge in time, allowing u to do what u want.
    Me dj | 7/20/2018 5:02:00 AM
    Like I used to tell people, nobody has ever called me a f**l that will did not regret. I told Nigerian no to vetoes this man in the first place but they wouldn’t listen to me. I pray this will serve as lesson to us if we really want to learn. Buhari has nothing to offer this country than to revenge, to carry out his Islamic agender and to win the country for his fellow fulanis. Look at what happeneing in Jos and many other states in Nigeria. Even Sokoto that attack has never taking place before. The most painful aspect of it is that some f**lish Nigerian are still f**lish around with this man, where are we going. God save our land. Say no to Buhari 2019...
    musa | 8/13/2018 11:21:00 AM
    we should be patient ehh? Till we rest in peace just like de said he has nofin to ofa nigeria
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