We’ll not be blackmailed by criminals - Presidency

The presidency has expressed deep sadness and regret over the latest bandits attack in Kaduna State that killed several people and left many injured, assuring that the Buhari administration would not be blackmailed by criminals.

President Buhari's spokesperson, Garba Shehu (PM News)

He said: ”From reports received, it is obvious that these bandits are 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.

”This administration would not be blackmailed by criminals to abandon the current military operations against them.”

The presidential aide quoted President Muhaammadu Buhari to have assured the people of Kaduna State and other parts of the country that the government would continue to ”deploy all available resources to fight these cold-hearted bandits with a view to bringing them to their knees.

These criminals 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.”

The President, while expressing profound commiserations to the victims of the heinous attack in Kaduna State, sent a strong warning to the killers:

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.”

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

IPOB vows to shut down Southeast for 1 week if Nnamdi Kanu is not released by Nov 4

IPOB vows to shut down Southeast for 1 week if Nnamdi Kanu is not released by Nov 4

FG asks inmates who escaped from Oyo prison to turn themselves in

FG asks inmates who escaped from Oyo prison to turn themselves in

Adesina says Buhari wants peace and unity in Nigeria

Adesina says Buhari wants peace and unity in Nigeria

Buhari charges UNILORIN to lead research on local vaccine production

Buhari charges UNILORIN to lead research on local vaccine production

NCDC announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths, 176 new infections

NCDC announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths, 176 new infections

Nigerian Army to partner Lagos hospitals for better healthcare delivery

Nigerian Army to partner Lagos hospitals for better healthcare delivery

NDLEA decorates 68 promoted officers in Imo

NDLEA decorates 68 promoted officers in Imo

#EndSARS: Gov Obaseki promises to pay N190m compensation to victims in Edo

#EndSARS: Gov Obaseki promises to pay N190m compensation to victims in Edo

Gov Makinde confirms Atiku, Tambuwal, Bala Mohammed's interest in 2023 presidency

Gov Makinde confirms Atiku, Tambuwal, Bala Mohammed's interest in 2023 presidency