Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government would explore military might in dealing with bandits in the Northwest.
The President said this in Maiduguri, Borno State. He added that Nigeria is currently taking deliveries of some military hardwares which will be used against bandits.
He spoke while addressing the people of Borno during his official working visit to the State.
The President also noted that his successor would try to secure the country.
According to Buhari, only a secured country can be managed.
Buhari said: “I am adequately aware of successes here and our failure elsewhere especially in my geopolitical zone, the North West, where it is the same people, the same culture who are stealing each other’s properties, killing each other, what for?
“We have ordered and started receiving military hardwares from United State of America; Aircraft, Helicopters, Armoured vehicles and we are going to be very very hard on them.
“The problem is in the North West as I said, is same people, same culture, we are going to deal with them.
“I know and I swear with the Holy Quran, which I believe with that I will uphold the Constitution of the country, by that I must go in 17 months time, and I will go, God willing, and I hope whoever is coming will try to do the three things I tried to do. One, secure the country because unless the country is secured, it cannot be managed.”