President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to report of 43 people being killed at Goronyo town, in Goronyo LGA of Sokoto state by bandits.
The attack was carried out in a market in the area between Sunday, October 17 and Monday, October 18.
President Buhari in a statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu on Monday, October 18, stated the bandits’ ‘clock of ultimate destruction” is ticking and they will soon have nowhere to hide.
“The clock of your ultimate destruction is ticking, as you will no longer have a place to hide.
“The(se) bandits are currently under desperate pressure because of the intense and sustained air and ground operations against them in their hideouts by our security forces.
“The cowardly attacks on innocent people by the bandits show a rearguard action of criminals under pressure. But they will have no place to hide and our gallant security forces will not relent in the current offensive to defeat these callous enemies of humanity.”
Urging Nigerians to be patient as security agencies work to improve safety across the country, the President further averred that his administration is determined “more than ever before to protect Nigerians from murderous criminal gangs that have no respect for the sanctity of life”.