President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed yesterday that the remnant of the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East region are the ones who are now operating as bandits killing innocent citizens.
According to Buhari, “Boko Haram has been degraded, but its members are still a nuisance around Lake Chad and surrounding islands. That is why we are cooperating with Chad, Cameroon, Niger Republic, and other countries. We are also using the Air Force quite effectively. They are bandits, and we will continue to treat them as such.”
Buhari assured that the government was doing their very best to restore communities to what they once were so that they could return home and at the same time repair the damaged infrastructure and facilities to improve their wellbeing.
The president gave his full appraisal considering the support of the ICRC and other humanitarian organizations. “The situation of the displaced persons is very pathetic. Some children don’t know where their parents are, neither do they know where they come from.
“We are focusing on education and healthcare, along with the rebuilding of infrastructure. The agency formerly under the leadership of Gen. Theophilus Danjuma and now headed by Major-General Paul Tarfa is quietly making an impression. We are dedicating lots of resources to the area.”
He disclosed that great progress had equally been made in disabusing the minds of people that the insurgency was religious.
He also mentions that a lot of progress has been put into correcting the minds of people that this is a religious group.
“How can you kill people, and say ‘God is great.’ It’s either you don’t know that God or you don’t know what you are talking about. God is the God of justice. And the people have understood the message well, so recruiting is now difficult for the insurgents.”