Buhari calls Zamfara Emir, expresses sadness over killings

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in a telephone conversation with Emir of Maradun in Zamfara, Alhaji Garba Tambari, expressed sadness over the loss of lives and destruction of property following the bandits’ attacks.

The information is contained in a statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday.

President Buhari said he was extremely saddened by the loss of lives and destruction of property following the attacks.

He urged the Emir to console his people, and citizens in the entire state over “these heart-wrenching tragedies”.

He reiterated his administration’s determination to do everything it would take to secure the state and the nation in general, and would bring such attacks to an end.

President Buhari had, on Monday, expressed sorrow over the loss of lives following attacks on communities in Zamfara by bandits and cattle rustlers and assured that the Federal Government would do everything in its powers to end the horrendous attacks.

He disclosed that a major operation by the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Police, Department of State Services and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, was being considered to restore peace and stability to affected areas.

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