He recently revealed this while speaking to reporters at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, checking their excesses is key to ensure that the nation’s food security is not threatened, so work is ongoing to restore sanity.
Buhari added that he’ll make sure bandits do not cause havoc against access to farms and food production in the coming growing season.
His words, “The President emphatically said that the menace of bandits and kidnappers will be addressed to ensure that the nation’s food security is not threatened.”
“The law enforcement agencies are working hard to regain confidence against bandits so that we can go back to the land. This is very important. This is what the agencies are busy doing right now. We want people to go back to the land so that we can get enough food for the country and even export.”
“With the resources and manpower available to us, we are working very hard. We are hoping Nigerians will understand the problem. Nigerians know at what stage we came in in 2015, what state we are today both on security and the economy and we are doing our best.”
“The elite should make the attempt to understand the military. If we order weapons and armoured vehicles, it takes time for the manufacturers. It takes time to ship them and when brought here eventually, they are taken to training institutions, train the trainers before sending them to the field. This is a very long process.”
“I expect Nigerians to be more understanding on the issues involved, looking at the time and available resources. For example, when we came in, in the Northeast, ask people in Adamawa and Borno States and the South-South in terms of security. Without security, you can’t do anything. Our big surprise and disappointment are what is happening in the Northwest and we are dealing with it.”
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