The Nigerian President, President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the poor security situation in the country northwest in particular.
The president expresses concern over the rising insecurity in the region In an interview on Arise TV on Thursday morning in a program titled on the state of the nation.
I am disturbed with insecurity reports, despite the record of success by the military and other security agencies he said.
“It is very devastating but we are going to address it. We are not going to make too much publicity on this but we are recording successes.
“We have mobilized the police and the army to bring normalcy no matter what it takes. That is we have picked the people who have been in the field to lead the army.”
The president added his administration would treat bandits in the “language they understand”.
“Governors from the region came to me and complained. But the issue is that you cannot be elected and sit back waiting for the federal government to do everything.
“You have to go round mobilize people who know the nooks and crannies as it was done in the past. When the security operatives came in the task will be easier.”
The president added that if there was enough intelligence among the stakeholders in the affected states with regular meetings on the fate of the affected states, the situation won’t be as bad as it was.
Northwest state has suffered from the banditry act especially Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, and Kaduna.
Furthermore, schools are under threat especially in Kaduna state where all-region experience the most terrorized school abduction.
The Abuja-Kaduna and Kaduna-Zaria road are all seen as dead traped as bandits operate on a daily basis to kidnapped and kill citizens.