President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, said it is grossly unfair to suggest that he is not worried or doing anything about the situation of killings and kidnappings by suspected bandits in Zamfara.
The President, who took to his verified Twitter handle to communicate his dissatisfaction with people’s view about his disposition on the matter, said, “Ensuring the protection of the people of Nigeria is one of my primary responsibilities and functions.”
President Buhari also said that his government is determined to tackle the matter “ferociously” until the “remorseless” killers are crushed and utterly defeated.
He wrote: “It is ridiculous and unfair to suggest that I am not concerned about the situation in Zamfara, or doing anything about it. Ensuring the protection of the people of Nigeria is one of my primary responsibilities and functions. No other issue dominates my attention as much.
“We are fully determined to tackle this challenge ferociously until these remorseless killers are crushed and utterly defeated. We have deployed security agents to all the areas currently under attack, and we are constantly fine-tuning and escalating our security strategy.”
The commander-in-chief stated that he is in constant touch with security chiefs, who give a regular report on situations across the country.
“I am constantly in touch with the security chiefs, and receive regular briefings on the situation in Zamfara and across the country. Let me assure that we will continue to do everything to motivate and equip them to respond effectively to all our security challenges.
“Operation Sharan Daji and the newly-launched Operation Puff Adder are focused on Zamfara, Kaduna (including the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway), Katsina, Kogi, and Niger States. These are all multi-agency Operations, bringing together the Military, Police, the DSS, and others.”
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