President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the security agencies should be totally ruthless against bandits responsible for Kidnappings and banditry in Nigeria.
He made this remark during an interview with Arise TV broadcast on Thursday.
“Problem in the north-west; you have people over there stealing each other’s cattle and burning each other’s villages. Like 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 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.”
The president had warned insurrectionists through his Twitter handle to be careful or he treats them in the language they understand.
The statement did not go down well with Twitter as it deleted Buhari’s post. The Federal Government responded by suspending Twitter operations in the country.