Reacting to the development, Buhari expressed that the insane and persistent violence against innocent people must stop.
He also added that such wanton disregard for life will be brought to an end sooner than later.
“These criminals should stop pushing their luck too far by believing that the government lacks the capacity to crush them,” the president was quoted to have said in a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, on Thursday.
“The violence against poor villagers who are struggling with poverty and other severe economic challenges is not going to be tolerated by this administration.”
“Let’s not give these criminals any opportunity to succeed by taking the war to their own camps and stop them in their tracks before they even have the time to respond under our massive fire power,” the president added.