The President of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari appealed to Nigerians to be more understanding as the government is working very hard to tackle insecurity in the country.
The President stated this when he spoke to state house correspondents shortly after observing the Eid prayer, marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fast. The President said the menace of bandits and kidnappers will be addressed to ensure that the nation’s food security is not threatened.
“With the resources and manpower available to us, we are working very hard. We are hoping Nigerians will understand the problem. Nigerians know at what stage we came in 2015, what state we are today both on security and the economy and we are doing our best.
“The law enforcement agencies are working hard to regain confidence against the 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” he said
While appealing to Nigerians for more understanding, the President said his administration will use all available resources and manpower in dealing with bandits to ensure that they did not create havoc against access to farms and food production in the coming growing season.
“I expect Nigerians to be more understanding on the issues involved, looking at the time and available resources. For example, when we came in, in the Northeast, ask people in Adamawa and Borno States and the South-South in terms of security. Without security, you can’t do anything. Our big surprise and disappointment is what is happening in the Northwest and we are dealing with it,” the President explained.