Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari admits security situation is "very worrying"

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari admits security situation is "very worrying"

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said the security forces could do much better in their efforts to keep the country safe.

In a rare interview, Mr Buhari described the situation in the northern and central regions as "very, very worrying".

"I think the army, police and other law enforcement agencies, from the reports I receive, I think they could do a lot better," he said as quoted by the agency. AFP press release.

Buhari came to power five years ago promising to defeat Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast, but the insurgency continues.

Ethnic and criminal violence, including kidnappings and cattle raids, is escalating in the north-western and central regions.

Last week, the Senate passed a resolution calling on military leaders to resign or be sacked due to the deteriorating security situation.

This article appeared first on: https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-africa-47639452

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