Boko Haram's league with ISIS has made it stronger: Buhari

By The Rainbow

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday  that the pledge of allegiance by Boko Haram to ISIS made the insurgents more stronger as terrorist group.

The president who stated this when he hosted members of the diplomatic corps to a Ramadan breaking of fast at the Presidential Villa, Abuja urged the international community to assist Nigeria in combating the sect.

Noting that victory for Nigeria against the insurgents would be victory for the world, Buhari observed that Boko Haram's cooperation with ISIS was an indication of the global threat of terrorism.

He added that his government was doing its best to tame the group, a move which informed the recent relocation of the military command and control centre to Maiduguri to get them closer to the theatre of war.

According to Buhari,the recent changes in the hierarchy of the armed forces was to re-jig the nation's security architecture to make it more effective in the fight against Boko Haram

He noted that he has also been rallying neighbouring countries' cooperation in the fight against terrorism to ensure that every inch of the nation's territory was safe.

Buhari thanked members of the diplomatic corps who supported him while running for office, adding that their confidence in him would not be in vain.

The doyin of diplomatic corps , Oubi Bachir of the Saharawi Arab Republic congratulated the president on his election and applauded former President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat.

He said that terrorism was an international scourge and commended Buhari's efforts at mobilising neighbouring countries,even as he pledged the diplomats' continued support for the government not only in the fight against terrorism,but also in areas of development.

Anti-Igbo Comment: Radio Biafra Lied Against PMB – Presidency

The presidency has described as false, malicious and slanderous the claim by Radio Biafra that President Muhammadu Buhari expressed anti-Igbo sentiments in a recent interview with the BBC Hausa Service.

In a statement by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the presidency who described the radio station as a pirate radio station urged Nigerians not to “be deceived by the pirate radio station's hate propaganda against the president.

“President Buhari has not had any interview with the BBC's Hausa Service since his assumption of office as alleged by the agents of disunity behind the pirate radio station's inflammatory and divisive broadcasts.”

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