- President Buhari's media aide, Garba Shehu, says he cannot guarantee whether or not Buhari will put an end to Boko Haram insurgency
- According to Shehu, terrorism is an ongoing challenge globally even in the more advanced, more weaponised nation
- However, the presidential aide insisted that the federal government is doing all it can to tackle banditry and kidnapping
It is not certain if the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will put an end to the Boko Haram insurgency ravaging Nigeria, according to presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.
Shehu disclosed this while speaking on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television.
“I can’t promise you that Boko Haram will or will not be eradicated but it is an ongoing challenge globally even in the more advanced, more weaponised nations, it is still a challenge,” Garba Shehu said when asked if terrorism has come to stay or it will phase out completely.
He, however, said the federal government is doing all it can to tackle banditry and kidnapping.
“I am happy that there is a realisation that there is shifting ground. When the president came in in 2015, the big issue was Boko Haram. Boko Haram has faded away, it is on the way out but new challenges have arisen. You have mentioned banditry and kidnappings and these ones are being tackled,” Shehu said.
Speaking further, he said the police are working to arrest the criminals.
“Recent successes have been recorded, look at what for instance, the police are doing, operation Puff Adder that they launched. They have netted in over 150 suspected kidnappers and bandits and they have recovered huge quantities of weapons, guns, surprisingly, locally made semi-automatic weapons, revolvers that have multiple cartridges in Anambra, Plateau and Zamfara,” he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Chief Edwin Clark, said that Boko Haram insurgent group sent letter to Goodluck Jonathan when he was the president to convert to Islam.
Clark also said that the inability of President Muhammadu Buhari to counter insecurity in the last four years is something he finds distressing.
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