16th November, 2021
For the umpteenth time, President Muhammadu Buhari has threatened to deal with the marauding bandits in Sokoto, who killed 15 people in Goronyo and Illela Local Government Areas.
He said they will meet their Waterloo soon.
“The criminals cannot be lucky always; they will ultimately meet their Waterloo.
“Evil cannot triumph over good no matter how long it takes,” Buhari said.
The president warned that “this needless and mindless violence against innocent people cannot go unpunished.”
Reacting to the incident from South Africa through his media aide, Garba Shehu, Buhari warned that: “This persistent and unprovoked violence against unarmed civilians must be met with fierce response by the government.
“Let me once again, reassure Nigerians, that this administration will not abandon them to their fate in the face of this existential challenge caused by banditry.”
According to him, “we are taking delivery of military equipment to improve the capacity of our security forces to effectively deal with this issue.
“Our military is also deploying advanced technology to enhance surveillance and related operations to locate and crush these criminals and enemies of our common humanity.
“This administration will not tolerate this state of affairs where criminals deprive the people of their means of livelihoods and turn them into beggars and refugees.
“The bandits are living in a fool’s paradise if they believe that they can’t be crushed.