President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday condemned the latest massacre of 15 people in Goronyo and Illela Local Government Areas of Sokoto.
In a statement signed by spokesperson Garba Shehu, the President, who is currently in South Africa, said the military was deploying advanced technology to crush the bandits carrying out the attacks.
“This persistent and unprovoked violence against unarmed civilians must be met with fierce response by the government,” the President said, according to the statement.
“Let me once again, reassure Nigerians, that this administration will not abandon them to their fate in the face of this existential challenge caused by banditry.”
He added: “We are taking delivery of military equipment to improve the capacity of our security forces to effectively deal with this issue.
“Our military is also deploying advanced technology to enhance surveillance and related operations to locate and crush these criminals and enemies of our common humanity.
“This administration will not tolerate this state of affairs where criminals deprive the people of their means of livelihoods and turn them into beggars and refugees.
“The bandits are living in a fool’s paradise if they believe that they can’t be crushed. The criminals cannot be lucky always; they will ultimately meet their Waterloo.