- Following the security situation in the country, Garba Shehu has lamented the power of Boko Haram in the country
- According to the presidential aide, the terrorist group has become a bigger threat to the country at large
- Going further, Garba Shehu revealed that the southwest is the safest part of the country
In what will surprise many Nigerians, Garba Shehu, a special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has lamented over the spate of attacks by Boko Haram.
According to him, the terrorists are now a bigger threat to the country.
Shehu made this known in an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
“What we are seeing today is that the Boko Haram that we knew has virtually disappeared and has merged to a bigger threat – ISWAP that is funded and financed by the Libyan Army and alliances that have been formed including Iraq.
“This is a challenge not only to Nigeria, Lake Chad Basin but to the Sub-Saharan region, and the whole of West Africa is tackling this together.”
Recall that Senator Ali Ndume said terrorists have started regrouping again in the northeastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.
Ndume who is the chairman of the Senate committee on Army made this known while briefing journalists after plenary on his bill seeking to establish Federal College of Education Gwoza, Borno state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a look into the laudable accomplishments of the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major-General Farouk Yahaya has proven that he is truly the man for the job.
Records show that from April when Yahaya took over the war against insurgency as the theatre commander of Operation Hadin Kai, formerly known as Operation Lafiya Dole in the northeast, the ranks of Boko Haram have been depleted.
Whereas about 1,449 Boko Haram members were killed before the COAS took charge, not less than 2,122 of the insurgents were said to have been neutralised in less than two months after he came on board.