President Muhammadu Buhari has described the Boko Haram terrorists in the North-east region of the country as bandits.
He said that his administration would continue to treat and handle the insurgency as the Federal Government steps up efforts to fight against it in the region.
President Buhari explained that the government was concentrating on repairing damaged infrastructure, rehabilitation of internally displaced persons, and securing their communities so that they could return home.
He applauded the support of the ICRC and other humanitarian organizations, saying that the situation of the displaced persons was pathetic.
The President stressed that great progress has equally been made in dis-abusing the minds of people that the insurgency was religious.