President Muhammadu Buhari stated remnants of Boko Haram within the North-east area of the nation are bandits, and they’re going to proceed to be handled as such.
The President spoke Tuesday at State House, Abuja, whereas receiving Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Buhari, in a press release by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, stated “Boko Haram has been degraded, however its members are nonetheless a nuisance round 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.” he stated
The President stated the federal government was concentrating on repairing broken infrastructure, rehabilitation of internally displaced individuals, securing their communities, in order that they will return house.
He applauded the help of the ICRC and different humanitarian organizations, noting: “The state of affairs of the displaced individuals may be very pathetic. Some kids don’t know the place their dad and mom are, neither do they know the place they arrive from.
“We are focusing on education and healthcare, along with rebuilding of infrastructure. The agency formerly under the leadership of Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd) and now headed by Major-General Paul Tarfa (retd) is quietly making an impression. We are dedicating lots of resources to the area.”
President Buhari disclosed that nice progress has equally been made in disabusing the minds of those that the insurgency was spiritual.
“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 God of justice. And the people have understood the message well, so recruiting is now difficult for the insurgents,” the President stated.
Mr Maurer stated Nigeria was the fifth largest operation of ICRC worldwide, and the group would proceed to render humanitarian motion to folks affected by violence.
On the current killing of two officers within the North-east, he stated: “We are shaken by the killing of our staff, but not discouraged. Humanitarian assistance should continue, and we applaud the hospitality of Nigeria.”
The ICRC President stated relationship will probably be additional strengthened with Nigeria, submitting that “the more we see activity from Nigerian authorities, the easier it is for us to add here and there.”