File photo of President Muhammadu Buhari

From Bello Wakili (Abuja)

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest killing of scores of people by bandits in Zamfara State, warning that such wanton disregard for life will be brought to an end sooner than later.

In a reaction to the incident, President Buhari said that the insane and persistent violence against innocent people must stop.

He warned that the criminals should stop pushing their luck too far by believing that the government lacked the capacity to crush them.

The President directed the military, security and intelligence agencies to take immediate steps to close all existing gaps in their operations, which are being exploited by criminals to wreak havoc.

President Buhari expressed hope the special operation launched by the military at 3 am on Thursday from Maru Local Government area would prove decisive in ridding the state of the frequent and horrifying bandit activities.

He further warned that violence against poor villagers, who are struggling with poverty and other severe economic challenges, would not be tolerated by the administration.

President Buhari reassured the people of Zamfara State that, despite the latest setback in the efforts to protect them, there would be no compromise in the government’s determination to defeat the enemies of humanity.