Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said he is distressed after bandits killed over 40 persons.
President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence following the burning to death of over 40 travellers by bandits in Sokoto state.
Buhari expressed sadness over the development.
This was disclosed in a statement by Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday.
We had reported that passengers who were travelling from Sabon Birni Local Government Area of the state to Sokoto Town were ambushed by the armed men who set fire on their vehicle and burnt them alive.
“I am very distressed at the manner of death visited on these hapless citizens who were undertaking a legitimate journey to another part of the country,” Buhari said.
“It shows that the evil this administration is confronting is one that requires the support and involvement of all Nigerians.
“I extend deep condolences to the families of the victims as I assure that the security agencies will continue to give their all to bring to an end the operations of these despicable people.”