“I’m very distressed” – Buhari says as Sokoto govt confirms 23 killed by bandits
President Muhammadu Buhari says he is distressed by bandits’ killing of some travellers in Gidan Bawa village in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
The Sokoto State Government on Wednesday confirmed 23 deaths in the Monday attack on a 42-seater bus travelling to Kaduna.
According to the presidential statement, President Buhari expressed sadness over the “gruesome attack” on innocent travellers.
Reacting to the incident on Wednesday, President Buhari said, “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.
“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.”