President Buhari claims Boko Haram’s recruitment base is weakening
Written by Morenike Adebayo on February 13, 2018
President MuhammaduBuhari says the era of Boko Haram terrorism is gradually drawing to end, with the narrowing of the recruitment base of the insurgents, and renewed onslaught by the Nigerian Army.The President stated this when he received the Letter of Credence of Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to Nigeria, Most Reverend Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, at the State House, Abuja today.
President Buhari noted that the terrorist group has lost appeal in its initial strongholds, necessitating a steady retreat that would eventually culminate in ending the insurgency.The President said the ongoing effort to dismember the terrorist group and render it completely powerless will be intensified.
President Buhari, described the Catholic Church as a strong partner in the development of Nigeria.On corruption, the President said the fight against the culture of pilfering public funds will be prolonged and would require a new orientation by re-positioning the entire educational system.
In his remarks, the Archbishop Filipazzi said he had travelled to the North East and is pleased with the efforts of the Nigerian Army in tackling the insurgents, and recovering some of the earlier lost grounds.