President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Air Martial Abubakar Sadiq to move to Zamfara and Sokoto states with immediate effect to assess the level of destruction and killing being perpetrated by the bandits.
The President issued this statement through Garba Shehu, His senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity. Shehu said the Air chief is to spend Christmas and Boxing Day in the two states.
In the last two years bandits have sacked many communities in Zamfara state which claimed hundreds of lives of innocent citizens.
Mr, President has condemned the killing in stronger terms of innocent citizens at Birnin magaji in Tsafe Local govt. Area and Magami community in Faru District of Maradun Local govt. Areas both in Zamfara state.
According to President Buhari who described the act as horrendous and crime against humanity. He disclosed this violence must stop.
While registering his heart felt condolence with the families of the victims, he wishes those injured a speedy recovery. He reassured the resident of the states affected by violence like, Kaduna, Niger, Taraba and sokoto the commitment of his government to protecting lives and properties of all Nigerians. This he revealed will be achieved through making the security agencies work round the clock.
Meanwhile, Mr, President commended the Nigerian police Force for promptly deploying special forces to the affected local government in Zamfara state and Force Headquarters, deployment of special military Intervention Force comprising over 1000 personnel to respond to the security challenge in the North central and North West.
He added, among others these measures will be intensified to flush out the bandits from there hideout.