In a statement released by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, Buhari expressed his sadness to the people of Zamfara over the loss of lives arising from the attacks.
In the statement, Shehu said: “President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday expressed sorrow over the loss of lives following attacks on communities in Zamfara State by bandits and cattle rustlers and assured that the federal government will do everything in its powers to bring to an end the horrendous attacks.
“In a telephone call he made to Alhaji Garba Mohammed Tambari, the Emir of Maradun in Zamfara State, President Buhari said he was extremely saddened by the loss of lives and destruction of property following the attacks.
“He urged the Emir to console his people, and citizens in the entire state over “these heart-wrenching tragedies.”
“He gave firm assurances that his administration will do everything it takes to secure the state and the nation in general, and will bring such attacks to an end.
“In a related development, President Buhari has also called the leader of the Izala Muslim religious movement, Sheik Sani Yahaya Jingir in Jos, Plateau State to condole him following the death, in a road accident in Jigawa State of a number of his followers.
“He also commiserated with him on the kidnapping of his other followers in Zamfara State.
“The President gave assurances that the law enforcement agencies will make the best efforts to free the kidnapped followers of the Sheik.”
Similarly, the PDP, in a statement titled Zamfara/Yobe Killings, condemned the continues bloodletting in the states.
The statement further faulted President Buhari’s handling of the security matter, alleging that the killings is a testament of Buhari’s failure.
Read full statement:
Zamfara/Yobe Killings: We condemn in strong terms the unabated bloodletting and killing of innocent and vulnerable Nigerias in Zamfara and Yobe states by marauders.
The invasion of Kukareta in Damaturu, Yobe state, by insurgents, who sacked the area in an attack that led to the killing of a @PoliceNG officer attached to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State is highly regrettable
We are deeply worried & share in the anguish of the victims & relations of the slain, who daily live with the devastating trauma of the escalated bloodletting and killing of their loved ones, by marauders, who still roam the area in spite of the propaganda of the @OfficialAPCNg
This ugly situation in our nation today is an undisputed testimony of the failure of President @MBuhari’s administration to provide adequate security for Nigerians, especially in the troubled states, despite his promises as well as the huge resources at his disposal.
However, we salute our patriotic security agents who are placed on harm’s way for their gallantry as they take concrete steps to defend our citizens at this trying time.
Finally, we urge Nigerians not to despair in the face of the failures of the @MBuhari administration, as the PDP candidate, @Atiku, offers practical templates that will effectively guarantee adequate security in all parts of our country when elected into office next year.
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