Nigeria’s Buhari pledges action against bandits

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the nation on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Abuja, Nigeria March 29, 2020. Nigeria Presidency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS- THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged action against bandits threat to national food security.

President Buhari pledged that his administration would use available resources and manpower in dealing with them to ensure that they do not create havoc against access to farms and food production in the next growing season.

“The menace of bandits and kidnappers will be addressed to ensure that the nation’s food security is not threatened,” the President said in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant, Garba Shehu.

Explaining ongoing efforts to tackle the security situation in the country by the administration, the president drew attention to the series of long meetings held in recent weeks, chaired by him saying that a part of resolutions had been made public by the National Security Adviser and the others kept secret.

“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 in 2015, what state we are today both on security and the economy and we are doing our best,” Buhari said.

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