Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness and regret over the latest terrorist attack by lawless tribesmen in Kaduna State that killed several people and left many injured.
According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, it is obvious from reports received that the lawless tribesmen were unleashing their fury and frustration on innocent people because of the ongoing military and police offensive against them in the Birnin Gwari and Kaduru forests.
The President said his administration would not be blackmailed by criminals to abandon the current military operations against them.
President Buhari assured the people of Kaduna State and other parts of the country that this government would continue to deploy all available resources to fight these cold-hearted terrorists with a view to bringing them to their knees.
The President said the lawless tribesmen should make no mistake that they can establish a reign of terror on the people without feeling the full might of the government which was elected to protect the citizens.
President Buhari, while expressing profound commiserations to the victims of this heinous attack in Kaduna State, sent a strong warning to the terrorists:
“The criminals cannot be lucky always; we are determined to frustrate and defeat them, and no matter how long they run or where they hide, they would be smoked out and brought to justice.”