President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Fierce Military Operations against bandits in Sokoto State.
Buhari gave the directive in reaction to the attack on residents of Sabin Birni Local Government area of Sokoto State
It was reported that about 70 people were killed by the Bandits who invaded five Communities in the Local Government area of the State during the Eid-Fitr celebrations.
The Bandits invaded the Communities barely 24 hours after the State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, visited the Local Government.
President Buhari, while commiserating with families whose loved ones were killed by the Bandits, vowed to crush these criminal elements and bring them to their knees.
The President described the attack as unfortunate and tragic; lamenting that the it was coming at a time Nigeria was battling to curb the spread of Coronavirus.