In an interview with Arise TV on Thursday morning, President Muhammadu Buhari outlined his government’s stance on a number of issues affecting the country.
He was grilled on a variety of topics, including his government’s decision to suspend his Twitter account, the security situation in the country’s north and south, the IPOB issue, and what he plans to do after his term ends.
The president mentioned the country’s biggest security issue, saying that based on information he received from security agencies, there were strong indications of progress, particularly after the reshuffle of security service chiefs.
Attacks by Herdsmen
The President expressed concern about the rising number of suspected herdsmen attacks, saying that everyone should be astounded that herdsmen who were previously seen carrying sticks are now carrying heavy weapons and killing people.
He stated that his government is working on herder settlements and that he believes this will put an end to the crisis.
Buhari’s Position on IPOB
The issue of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) is one of the most pressing in Nigeria, especially after President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent statement, “We will treat them in the language they understand.”
The president, on the other hand, reiterated his position, saying, “We’ll talk to them in a language they understand.” We’ll organize the police and military to go after them.”
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There is a need to keep an eye on what the president says, especially given how the international community has written to him on the subject in the past.
The Northeast is rife with bandits.
The President stated that he has directed the military and police to be “ruthless” in their pursuit of bandits terrorizing the country’s northwestern region.
“There is a problem in the north-west; people are stealing each other’s cattle and burning each other’s villages. As I previously stated, we will communicate with them in their native language. We have empowered the police and the military to be ruthless. There will be a difference if you watch it in a few weeks.”
When will he make amends with Twitter?
When asked when the country’s Twitter ban would be lifted, President Buhari said he would not comment on the matter, but added, “Twitter? That I will keep to myself.” He then smiled and closed his mouth.
life after the presidency
Another question posed to President Muhammadu Buhari was about what he would focus on after his term as President of Nigeria ends.
“As you know, I have a farm and cattle, so I will go there every day, and I will find a lot of things to keep myself occupied,” the president replied.
But, in the meantime, he said he would focus on three issues: security, the economy, and major projects.
Interview with AriseTV