Buhari to bandits: Your menace’ll be addressed soon


PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday warned bandits terrorizing Nigerians especially the farmers that their menace would soon be addressed to ensure that the nation’s food security was not threatened.

To this end, the President has pledged that his administration will use all available resources and manpower in dealing with bandits.

Speaking to reporters at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after observing the Eid prayer, marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fast, President Buhari said he will ensure that they (bandits) did not create havoc against access to farms and food production in the coming growing season.

In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu said “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.”

President Buhari, who hoped for a good rainy season this year said “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.”