Treat bandits in language they understand, Buhari tells military

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By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said he gave the military and police the order to “be ruthless” against bandits terrorising the North-West region of the country.

The President declared this during an interview with Arise TV on Thursday.

He said, “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.”

Recall that the President used the same language in reference to the war against “insurrectionists” in the country.

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He had said, in his infamous tweet, which was deleted by the social media platform, that he would treat the secessionists (IPOB, ESN) in the language they understand (referring to the civil war).

Twitter deleted the comment, prompting the Nigerian Government to suspend the operations of the platform in the country indefinitely.

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