Sokoto-Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau on Friday reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to beef up security in areas affected by security challenges in the country and punish the perpetrators.
Gunmen had on Tuesday attacked Gandi and Tabanni villages in Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State, killing 39 people, injuring and displacing many others.
Dambazau who was on a condolence visit to Governor Aminu Tambuwal said President Muhammadu Buhari was worried over the incident and promised go after the perpetrators.
He said that Buhari had pledged to live up to the expectation of protecting the lives and property of the people by beefing up security in the affected areas.
“Measures to track the perpetrators have been put in place, and they will surely face the wrath of the law, ” Dambazau said.
Tambuwal, who thanked the minister for the visit, said that the incident displaced about 10, 000 people currently camped in four different places.
Dambazau was accompanied by the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, among others.