President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that his administration will “use all available resources and manpower in dealing with bandits” who have been terrorising several parts of Nigeria.
Many states in the North-west and North-central regions have suffered attacks by bandits who kill and kidnap at will.
States that have suffered such attacks include Kaduna, Zamfara, Niger and Katsina.
In his speech in Abuja Thursday, after observing the Islamic Eid prayer marking the end of Ramadan, the president linked the activities of the bandits to food security.
“Buhari emphatically said that the menace of bandits and kidnappers will be addressed to ensure that the nation’s food security is not threatened,” the president’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said in a statement.
Buhari has been criticised for his handling of Nigeria’s security situation including that caused by bandits. Apart from the attacks by bandits, kidnappings and killings are also rife in many parts of the country.Follow us on social media