Be ruthless with bandits, terrorists, Buhari orders security agents

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said he had given police and Armed Forces order be ruthless with bandits and vandals terrorising across country.

President disclosed this during an interview with Arise Television.

He said he had told police and military treat bandits in part of “the language they understand”.

“Problem in -west; you have over there stealing each other’ cattle and burning each other’ villages. Like I said , we are going treat them in the language they understand.

“We have given the police and the military the power to be ruthless. You watch it in a few weeks’ time there will be difference.

”Because we told them if we keep away from farms, we are going to starve. And the can’t control the public.

“If you allow hunger, the is going to be in trouble and we don’t want to be in trouble. We are already in enough trouble. So we warn them sooner later you’ll see the difference,” he assured.

Speaking on dealing with farmers/herders clashes, the President said the problem had persisted because old cattle routes and areas had been violated by development, adding those had taken over such traditional arrangements would be dispossessed.