By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday said he had given the security forces full freedom to wipe off bandits and other forms of criminality across Nigeria.
Buhari made the disclosure in a statement by Malam Garba Shehu.
In the statement, the President again condemned recent attacks in three northern states of Kaduna, Sokoto and Plateau states.
He paid condolences to those who lost their loved ones in the recent terrorist attacks in Sokoto, Kaduna and Plateau states.
In the condolence message issued by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu on Tuesday in Abuja, the president reviewed the situation following reports of the loss of several lives in the attacks.
He assured all of possible support from the Federal Government to the states, and said: “we have given security forces full freedom to deal with, and bring this madness to an end.
“I condemn these barbaric attacks on the country. I assure the states of all possible support from the government of the federation.
“My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly.’’