President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his resolve to deal squarely and quickly with the issue of the continued attacks by armed herdsmen on communities across the nation.
President Buhari revealed his determination to deal with the menace of the attacks on Monday, May 2 in a meeting with members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria.
The president told the Bishops led by Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of Jos that security agencies have received orders to deal decisively on the matter.
“We are determined to secure all Nigerians and I have told the Inspector-General of Police and other security agencies, in very strong terms, to deal decisively with the attackers,” the president said, according to a statement signed by spokesperson, Femi Adesina.
President Buhari also said he was working methodically to effect the change agenda he promised Nigerians.
“We need to rebuild our institutions methodically, we need to change the way we do things. In the last 10 years, crude oil sold for more than $100 per barrel, but Nigeria did not save. That is why we have found ourselves where we are today.”
The president further told the Bishops that his greatest motivation is the desire to bring positive change to the country.