Because we told them if we keep people away from their farm, we are going to starve. And the government can’t control the public.
President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday that bandits ravaging the country’s northwest area have been ordered to be dealt with by the military and police.
In an interview with Arise TV on Thursday, Buhari stated as much.
He claimed that bandits would be treated in their own language and that there would be a difference in a few weeks.
“Problem in the north-west; you have people over there stealing each other’s cattle and burning each other’s villages. As I said, we are going to 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 a difference.
”Because we told them if we keep people away from their farm, we are going to starve. And the government can’t control the public.
”If you allow hunger, the government 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 than later you’ll see the difference,” he said.