President Buhari pledges action against bandits’ threat to food security


President Muhammadu Buhari has said that 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.

He said this on Thursday while addressing journalists after observing the Eid-il-Fitri prayers at the State House in Abuja which marked the end of this year’s Ramadan fast.

His words are contained in a statement by Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

The statement read, “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.”

While explaining the efforts by his regime in tackling insecurity in Nigeria, Buhari pointed to the recent security meetings chaired by him, adding that some resolutions have been made public while some kept secret.

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Shehu quoted him as saying, “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.”


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