The President Muhammadu Buhari said the North-West must not be allowed to relapse into the days when bandits roamed freely and unleashed mayhem on the people.
This was as he commended the military for the continued onslaught on terrorist elements in the region, especially Zamfara State, which had been a hotbed of criminal activities.
He also urged the armed forces not to show any letup as they continued to achieve positive outcomes based on their current operational trajectory in the North-West.
According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the president noted that there appears to be relative calm in Zamfara State with situations returning to normal in most parts and the rural communities ready to lead their lives normally again.
He directed that the momentum that has been developed must be sustained to bring closure to the activities of these murderers.