President Buhari has addressed the security challenges facing the country and the role of the youths in addressing them. The president who spoke to Arise TV earlier today addressed several issues and assured Nigerians of his unwavering loyalty to good governance.
On his appointments, Buhari said his appointments are on merit as he can’t just pick somebody to fill a particular position “just to balance up” while neglecting those who had passed through the training and ranks.
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President Buhari stated that insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty. He also insisted that his government has done a lot to fight the terrorists, but the problem in the “North-East is very difficult”
President Buhari further disclosed that he has given the military and police a marching order to be ruthless on bandits in the North-west and North-central zones of the country. He added that Nigerians will see the difference in the activities of the security agents as the country cannot afford another famine that could arise if the activities of the bandits are not checked.
“People of the same culture killing each other, stealing each other’s cattle, as I said, we are going to treat them in a language they understand. “We are going to give the police and the military power to be ruthless and you watch it, in a few weeks time, they will be different.”
He also described the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) as “a dot in a circle,” adding that he has been assured by “the elderly people” and “the youths” from the south-south part of the country that the region has no intention of seceding. The President insisted that they will be dealt with in the language they understand as the police and the military will go after them.
“I was encouraged by what I heard, nobody told me. Two statements from the south: one by the elderly people, they said this time around there would be no (secession). And again the youth made the same statement; such encouragement.
“So that IPOB is just like a dot in a circle. Even if they want to exit, they’ll have no access to anywhere. And the way they are spread all over the country, having businesses and properties. I don’t think IPOB knows what they are talking about. “In any case, we say we’ll talk to them in the language that they understand. We’ll organise the police and the military to pursue them.
According to him, nobody is going to invest in an unsecured environment. The President also alleged that young people wanted to march to Aso Rock during the #EndSARS protest and remove him from power.
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