President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has condemned the gruesome killing of dozens of innocent Nigerians by suspected bandits in Sokoto State.
DAILY POST reported that suspected armed bandits Sunday killed 26 persons, including a one-year-old girl at Warwana, Tabkin Kwasa and Dutsi villages in Gandhi District of Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto state.
Saraki, reacting to the incident in a statement signed by his Yusuph Olaniyonu, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, called on security agencies to immediately secure the area and apprehend the perpetrators of the despicable acts.
He described the killings as worrisome and disheartening, adding that the wanton loss of human lives that occurs in Zamfara is now making its way into Sokoto and other adjoining states in the North West zone.
Saraki called on the Governors of the Northwest states to band together and partner with security agencies in order to find lasting solution to spate of killings in the state.
The statement read in part: “The Senate President called on the nation’s security forces to take urgent measures to rout the notorious bandits so as to halt their incessant attacks against innocent citizens in all states in the North-west zone in particular and across the country in general.
“He insisted that necessary efforts must be intensified to secure all Nigerians irrespective of whether they are in North-west, North-east and all other geo-political zones of the country especially as the elections draw close.
“He commiserated with the government and people of Sokoto State while also praying for the repose of the souls of the victims who lost their lives in the incident. He also prayed for quick recovery for those who suffered varied degrees of injuries.
“He called on the Governors of the Northwest states to band together and partner the security agencies in order to find lasting solution to the activities of “these monsters now making life unbearable for innocent citizens in the geo-political zone.”
“He stated that the 8th National Assembly will continue to ensure that the Security agencies get the required budgetary and moral support to successfully carry out their task of providing adequate security for all Nigerians.”