Buhari Boasts: “We Have Driven Boko Haram Into Fall-Back Positions”


President Muhammadu Buhari, has restated that Nigeria has made very remarkable progress towards putting a stop to the Boko Haram insurgency since he assumed office on 29th May, 2015. He made this declaration at a meeting with the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki Moon on Monday in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit.

Speaking at the meeting, President Buhari revealed that Nigeria was on the verge of completely wiping out the terrorists.

Buhari proudly stated that all Nigerian territories have been recovered from the control of the terrorists, noting,“They are currently not holding any territory today as we speak.“ He further said that the Nigerian Armed Forces with the help of the Multinational Joint Task Force (JTF), had driven the jihadist group from Nigerian territory into “fall-back positions.”

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In a statement made by the President’s Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, Buhari assured the United Nation Secretary-General that Nigeria would continuously pursue global action to alter the drying up of Lake Chad and save the lives of people whose survival depends on it.

“With all due respect to our neighbours, Nigeria has been worst hit by the drying up of the Lake Chad and we are hoping that the global community will support the process of halting the drying up of the lake.”

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Responding to the words of the Nigerian President, Ban Ki Moon praised Buhari for being courageous enough to successfully attack the issue of corruption and terrorism. He stated emphatically that a lot of amazing progress has been made in Nigeria with regards to terrorism since the assumption of Muhammadu Buhari in office.

Mr. Moon particularly confessed that President’s Buhari’s anti-corruption fight has increased the confidence of foreign countries in the economy of Nigeria.

In addition, he advised President Buhari to incorporate the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals into the economic and environmental visions of Nigeria.

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