Treat bandits in the language they understand – Buhari to Military

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday said he gives the military and the police the order to “be ruthless” against bandits terrorising the northwest region of the country.

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


“Problem in the northwest; 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,” the President said.

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

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)

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