Buhari Meets With Commander Of US Africa Command

Buhari Meets With Commander Of US Africa Command

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians that he remained fully confident that the deadly Boko Haram insurgency will be eradicated by the end of 2015.

Buhari spoke during an audience with the Commander of United States Africa Command, Gen. David Rodriguez, at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Buhari Meets With Commander Of US Africa Command
President Muhammadu Buhari (r) receiving a souvenir from the visiting commander of the U.S. African command, Gen. David Rodriguez.

He said that Boko Haram’s ability to attack, capture, destroy and hold any Nigerian territory will be completely obliterated by December.

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In a statement unveiled by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, the leader of the nation said that with greater support from his government in terms of improved training, equipment, logistics and welfare, the Nigerian Armed Forces were now well positioned to meet the deadline.

Buhari Meets With Commander Of US Africa Command
From Left: Chief Of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olanisakin; deputy assistant secretary of state for defence, Amanda Dory; Commander, U.S. African Command, Gen. David Rodriguez; President Buhari; U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle and national security adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno, after the meeting. Photo: NAN

President Buhari took the opportunity of Rodriquez’s visit to repeat his appreciation of America's support for country's efforts to overcome the insurgency.

He said: “We must thank the United States of America for sending training teams and equipment to us. The positive results of our collaboration are evident.

“Structured attacks by the insurgents have reduced and by the end of the year, we should see the final routing of Boko Haram as an organized fighting force.”

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Buhari also asked for greater cooperation from the United States in securing the Gulf of Guinea through which stolen Nigerian crude oil is shipped abroad.

Buhari Meets With Commander Of US Africa Command
President Buhari (in the centre) and other participants of the meeting with U.S. African Command, Gen. David Rodriguez.

However, according to the Amnesty International report at least 1,600 people had been killed by the members of the dreaded sect since Buhari was inaugurated as the president of Nigeria.

One of the key promises President Buhari made during his presidential campaign was tackling the insurgency.

Recently he gave three months deadline to the Nigerian Army to crush the insurgents.

Source: Legit.ng

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