President Buhari Promises Different Approach To Tackling Bandits


President Muhammadu Buhari has charged security agencies including the military and police to treat rampaging bandits terrorising many parts of the country in the language they understand. Mr. President declared this during an interview with Arise TV broadcast on Thursday. In the interview, the President said Nigerians will see the difference in the activities of the security agents. He said the country cannot afford another famine that could arise if the activities of the bandits are not checked.

“People of the same culture killing each other, stealing each other’s cattle, as I said, we are going to treat them in a language they understand.

“We are going to give the police and military power to be ruthless and you watch it, in a few week's time, they will be different.

“If we keep people away from their farms, we are going to starve and the government cannot control the public if we allow hunger (inaudible) the whole society; then we are going to be in trouble and we don’t want to be in trouble, we are already in enough trouble. Sooner or later, you will see the difference,” Mr. President said.