Internally Displayed Persons (IDPs) in the Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State were paid a visit by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
During his visit, President Buhari who met with 1,050 IDPs selected from the affected eight Local Government Areas of the state bordering Ruga Forest, pledged to bring bandits involved in crimes across the country to book.
Buhari also used the opportunity to restate government’s resolve to fight insecurity and other challenges facing the country.
According to President Buhari, those involved in killing and maiming who still call on God’s name were not true faithful.
“It is either they don’t know God or disagree with Him. What brought me here is to condole with you over the recent banditry attacks affecting not only you but all of us. I have nothing to add to what the Emir had already spoken extensively about, but what all leaders should do right is to ensure justice.
“I assure you that we sleep and wake-up with the sad moments of banditry and kidnapping activities in the state and country. By the Grace of God, we will use soldiers, police and other public servants to end banditry.
“All those whose activity is to kill people saying “Allahu Akbar” are lying because God is not wicked. You can’t carry bomb or gun, sword or knife to go and kill innocent somebody and say “Allahu Akbar”. This implies that you either don’t believe in God or you don’t know what you are saying.
“There is a popular Hausa adage which says it’s the rat in the house that tells the rat outside that there is fish in the house, so within yourselves, your neighbours and even your relatives there are informants,” he added.
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