President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration will fight banditry in the country to avoid food shortage and even export to other nations.
Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, in a statement released on Thursday, quoted Buhari as saying that law enforcement agencies are working hard to tackle banditry so that farmers can return to their farms.
“The law enforcement agencies are working hard to regain confidence against 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”, Buhari said.
Explaining efforts to tackle the security situation in the country, the President made reference to the meetings held in recent weeks, saying some of the resolutions had been made public, while others are going to be “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,” he stated.
The President also commended the national assembly for its support, saying the lawmakers are “cooperating very well” and “giving us priority on our (military) requests”.