Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Abubakar Sadiq to proceed to Zamfara and Sokoto states on Tuesday and Wednesday to assess the level of killings and damages done in the states by armed bandits.
The President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity,mallam Garba Shehu said that Air Chief would spend the Christmas and boxing days in the two states.
In the last few years, over a thousand of people are been killed in Zamfara by armed bandits who have sacked many rural villages in the state.
Buhari strongly condemned the killing of innocent Nigerians in Birnin Magaji community of Tsafe Local Government Area and Magami community in Faru District of Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, following attacks by suspected armed bandits.
While expressing his deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the attacks, the government and people of Zamfara State, the President also wished those injured a speedy recovery.
He reassured residents of States plagued by armed bandits, including Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Niger, and Taraba, that their safety is an enduring commitment of his administration and he will continue to ensure that security agencies work round the clock to protect local populations.