President Muhammadu Buhari says the security situation in the north-west region has overwhelmed him.
Mr. Buhari stated this on Thursday at the palace of Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto.
The president said although the situation in the north-east and south-south has improved compared to when he became president, the challenges in the north-west are a different matter.
Buhari, however, said he has mandate the military and other security agencies not to spare any criminal posing a threat to the peace and safety of Nigerians.
“Every day, we are worried about what is happening in the north-west. When we came, if Nigerians are to be fair to us, they know the condition in the north-east and the south-south, but what is happening now in the north-west is what has honestly overwhelmed me,” Buhari said.
“The same people, the same culture, killing each other, stealing each other’s property. We are going to do our best and the military and law enforcement agencies have been given a clear order that they shouldn’t spare any bandit or terrorist.
“We are going to hand over a secure country better than we inherited it.”