By Thomas Abirhire

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari said he had given the police and armed forces the instructions to be ruthless with bandits and vandals terrorizing innocent citizens across the country.

In an interview with Arise TV, he stated that he had told the security agencies to treat bandits and other criminals in the “the language they understand”.

“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.”

”Because we told them if we keep people away from their farm, we are going to starve. And the government can’t control the public.

“If you allow hunger, the government is going to be in trouble and we don’t want to be in trouble.

“We are already in enough trouble. So we warn them sooner than later you’ll see the difference,’’ he said.

Buhari criticized governors across the country over the way and manner local government system was being managed.

He observed that the local government administration was almost nonexistent in the country and cited the situation where State governors continue to starve the local government of funds saying that in a situation where N300 million is allocated to a local government and the governor releases only N100 million to the local government is not fair.