Kankara Boys: Buhari talks tough, vows to deal with bandits

Game over, bandits!

If you are one of the armed bandits terrorising Nigeria and you love your life, you may want to consider taking your deadly business elsewhere.

Why? The Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is done condoning your criminality.

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to go after all the bandits in the country. Buhari made the vow after bandits released the students, over 300 of them, that they kidnapped from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara local government area of the president’s home state of Katsina.

“We have a lot of work to do, especially now that we have re-opened the borders,” Buhari said after the Kankara boys were freed on Thursday.

“It is unfortunate that the bandits and terrorists continue to get weapons even under the circumstances of the border closure. We are going to dare them. We will deal with all that,” the president promised.

Buhari also commended the nation’s intelligence agencies, the military and police force for providing the environment for safe release of the hostages, the president’s media aide Garba Shehu said in a statement.

“The Governor (of Katsina), Aminu Bello Masari, and the army worked extremely hard,” Buhari said.

“As soon as I got the information, I congratulated them. The Armed Forces know their job. They have been well trained and properly motivated.”


In pictures: Buhari hosts freed Kankara Boys

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On the issue of detainees held elsewhere in the country by either terrorists or bandits, the President gave assurances that his administration is aware of its responsibility to protect the life and property of the Nigerians.

President Buhari urged Nigerians to be patient and fair to the administration as it deals with the problems of security, economy and corruption.

He noted that the administration was fully aware that it was elected to resolve challenges.

“When we came, we made efforts that yielded the return of the Chibok Girls,” Buhari said.

“When a similar incident of school abduction happened at Dapchi, we successfully returned all but one of the more than one hundred abductees. When this latest incident happened, we put in our efforts and today we have this result to show.”

Buhari pointed to the successes of the administration in dealing with security in the South-South and North-East. He said the North-West now presents a challenge which his administration is determined to deal with.

President Buhari hosted the freed Kankara boys on Friday.

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