President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a fierce military operation against bandits in Sokoto State.
The directive came following Wednesday’s attacks in the Sabon Birni Local Government Area of the state, which left many people dead and others injured.
The President condoled with the families of the victims.
Buhari added that a major military operation code-named ‘Operation Accord’ had been launched by the military against the bandits terrorizing the North-West and North Central states.
Buhari reassured Nigerians that the government was determined to protect them against bandits.
The bandits struck barely 24 hours after Governor Aminu Tambuwal visited Sabon Birni and Isa local government areas.