President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he is genuinely concerned about the mind -boggling killings that have been going in Zamfara State .
He also restated the steps his administration has so far taken to restore peace to beleaguered states such as Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi , and Niger.
Taking to his verified Twitter handle @ MBuhari on Sunday , the President wrote:
“It is ridiculous and unfair to suggest that I am not concerned about the situation in Zamfara , or doing anything about it .
Ensuring the protection of the people of Nigeria is one of my primary responsibilities and functions . No other issue dominates my attention as much .
“ We are fully determined to tackle this challenge ferociously until these remorseless killers are crushed and utterly defeated .
We have deployed security agents to all the areas currently under attack , and we are constantly fine – tuning and escalating our security strategy .
“ I am constantly in touch with the security chiefs , and receive regular briefings on the situation in Zamfara and across the country .
Let me assure that we will continue to do everything to motivate and equip them to respond effectively to all our security challenges .
“ Operation Sharan Daji , and the newly – launched Operation Puff Adder are focused on Zamfara , Kaduna ( including the Abuja – Kaduna Expressway ), Katsina, Kogi , and Niger States . These are all multi – agency operations , bringing together the Military , Police , the DSS , and others.
“ I want to appeal to Nigerians that we should not politicise this tragic situation in Zamfara .
How can I be indifferent to the senseless killings and kidnapping of my fellow citizens by bandits, and the deep trauma and impoverishment that these attacks inflict on them?
“ Let me again offer our deepest condolences to all the victims and their families and loved ones .
We feel your pains, and there is nothing more important to me at this time than ensuring that these bandits and criminals are completely neutralised.