“Terrorists No Longer Lay Claim To Any Territory in Nigeria” – Garba Shehu
As specified by Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, the president’s top priority when he took office was to put an end to the insurgency in the North East, and significant efforts had been made to do so.
He continued by claiming that because of the strength of the Nigerian Army, terrorists no longer claimed any area.
He maintained that instances of banditry and kidnapping were caused by the previous administration’s unwillingness to address the underlying issue as well as the military personnel’s sub-par training.
In his words:
“The fight against banditry and kidnapping and the results have begun to reach an important turning point. A momentum has been generated, and we are hoping there would be no turning back. These days, all we hear is that the military is being frontal in its activity of attacking bandits’ enclaves; freeing hostages and all of that. We hope there would be no turning back,”
He mentioned that the victory recorded by the army had justified the money spent on the military.
In his words:
“Public expenditure is justified because if we didn’t fight Boko Haram to what we have today, they would have probably taken over many more cities. Before now, they were active, up to Abuja, bombing the United Nations’ headquarters and other places. Is it 100 per cent success? Clearly no, but substantially, they are degraded.”
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