“It is very devastating but we are going to address it. We are not going to make too much publicity on this but we are recording successes.
“We have mobilized the police and the army to bring normalcy no matter what it takes. That is we have picked the people who have been in the field to lead the army.”
The president added his administration would treat bandits in the “language they understand”.
“Governors from the region came to me and complained. But the issue is that you cannot be elected and sit back waiting for the federal government to do everything.
“You have to go round mobilize people who know the nooks and crannies as it was done in the past. When the security operatives came in the task will be easier.”
The president added that if there was enough intelligence among the stakeholders in the affected states with regular meetings on the fate of the affected states, the situation won’t be as bad as it was.