Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari spoke exclusively to Arise News in the first interview he has granted since beginning his second term in office more than two years ago.
He spoke on a wide range of issues, including the worrying security situation in the country.
According to him, the northwestern part is his biggest concern, because of killings going on among people of the same culture.
President Buhari however revealed that he’s given the police and military the power to be ruthless with those behind the insecurity in the region.
On the pressing and topical issue of the suspension of Twitter in the country, Buhari was reticent, saying only that he would keep that to himself.
The president also addressed the issue of perceived lopsidedness in his appointments, saying people shouldn’t just be picked for a geographical balance over those who have earned their place.
The Nigerian president further touched on other topics, from the activities of IPOB in the southeast to the EndSARS protests of October last year, the troubling issue of killer herdsmen, and how he would want to be judged after his tenure.
Watch the interview below