President Muhammadu Buhari has warned bandits and Boko Haram insurgents to surrender their weapons or face “disgraceful and violent ends”.
Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a series of tweets via his verified Twitter handle on Saturday night, said the President made this known in a meeting with Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State at the State House on Thursday night.
The Nigerian leader assured people and government of the state of renewed efforts, and review of operations, to improve the security of lives and property in the state, and other parts of the country.
He said bandits, who have committed crimes against innocent citizens in the state, and across the country, will not be spared. Buhari revealed that more decisive military operations against bandits in Zamfara, Sokoto, Niger, Katsina, and Kaduna States will be undertaken.
The President also commiserated with Gov Masari over the loss of lives from attacks by bandits, which include District Head of Yantumaki, Alhaji Atiku Maidabino, and APC Chairman in Batsari Local Government Council, Alhaji Abdulhamid Sani Duburawa.