Buhari mourns victims of bandits’ attacks in Sokoto

Buhari mourns victims of bandits’ attacks in Sokoto

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the recent gruesome attacks on innocent travellers in Sokoto State.

The president’s reaction is contained in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Mr Femi Adesina on Wednesday, December 8, in Abuja.

“I am very distressed at the manner of death visited on these hapless citizens who were undertaking a legitimate journey to another part of the country.

“It shows that the evil this administration is confronting is one that requires the support and involvement of all Nigerians,” Buhari said.

Buhari extended deep condolences to the families of the victims, also assuring that security agencies would continue to give their all to bring to an end the operations of the despicable people.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, December 7, met behind closed doors with Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting; the governor said he updated the president on security as well as socio-economic developments in his state.

He said, in response to his presentations, President Buhari pledged to do more; to ensure adequate security of life and property of all citizens; in the state and across the country, ahead of the yuletide season.

According to Uzodinma, steps are also being taken to address security challenges in the South-East region of the country.

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He said: “Prominent among the issues we discussed is the increasing insecurity in the South-East.

“Despite the activities of bandits and unknown gunmen in the area; you recall that the correctional facility in Owerri, Imo State capital was broken; and over 1800 inmates were released.

“Since that time they have been on rampage committing all sorts of crime; like kidnapping as well as armed robbery among others.

“There is a need for us to really clean up the state because this period of Christmas is so important to our people; and we want to ensure that those coming home for Christmas; will have a conducive atmosphere to enjoy and celebrate the season.”

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