The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has charged security operatives to go after the bandits in the country and deal with them.
The party made the call on Monday in a statement by its National Secretary, John Akpanudoedehe in which it reacted to the recent killing of scores of people in Zamfara State by bandits.
The APC described the bandits as satanic, evil, and criminal elements, urging security agencies to spare no effort in bringing them to justice.
The statement follows the attack on about five villages in Zamfara State last week where Naija News recalls scores of people were killed and several houses set ablaze.
The APC in reaction while commiserating with all those affected by the attack said the terrorists must not go unpunished.
“Indeed, the recent designation of these satanic, evil and criminal elements as terrorist groups will further buoy our security services to deal with them as such and ultimately contain their nefarious activities in the country,” Akpanudoedehe said.
“The APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee led by Governor Mai Mala Buni expresses heartfelt condolences to the families that lost loved ones and commiserates with the government and people of Zamfara state.
“The killings in Zamfara state and elsewhere will not go unpunished.
“We commend and urge support for the military and other security services whose concerted onslaught on the camps of the criminals is ensuring the rescue of kidnapped citizens and neutralizing the criminal elements.
“Already, the terrorists (formerly bandits) are now fleeing as troops clearance operations has forced their dislodgement from their enclaves. We urge Nigerians to watch out and report any suspicious movement.
“The President Muhammadu Buhari government has been steadfast in retooling the Armed Forces, recruitment of personnel and intensified training to enhance their operational capacity in safeguarding public safety and the territorial integrity of the country.”
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