Boko Haram is no longer a threat to Nigeria – Buhari

By The Citizen

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, stated that Boko Haram has been largely defeated, therefore the sect is no longer in a position to cause serious threat to the development programmes of his administration.

Buhari said since becoming President in May 2015, the terrorist sect has been decimated and weakened by the nation's armed forces.

A statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, quoted the President to have spoken at a bilateral meeting he had with the the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hammad Al-Thani, on Sunday.

'The conflicts in Yemen and Syria with their attendant humanitarian crisis need genuine international effort to solve.'

'Nigeria as a peace-loving country identifies with the State of Qatar in all her peace efforts in the world to end terrorist activities.'

'Nigeria is a victim of terrorism. It is with heavy heart that I stand before you and say activities of Boko Haram have led to loss of many lives and displacement of innocent people in our dear nation.'

'We, however, take pride to inform you that since our coming to power, Boko Haram has been systematically decimated and are in no position to cause serious threat to our development programmes.'

'I wish to reiterate that Nigeria rejects violence and extremism in all their ramifications, and assure your Highness that we are with the State of Qatar in your efforts to fight terrorism and injustice in your region and in the world at large.'