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General News of Thursday, 13 February 2020

Source: MyNigeria

I wonder how Boko Haram survived till this time - Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has stated that he wonders how Boko Haram manages to continue to carry out attacks despite all that has been budgeted in counter-terrorism.

Buhari stated this when he paid a visit to the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar El-Kanemi, in Maiduguri, in the wake of an attack by Boko Haram which saw the death of 30 persons in Auno, Borno State.

The president used the opportunity to call for the support of the people in the fight against terrorism.

“Boko Haram, or whatever they are, cannot come up to Maiduguri or its environs without the local leadership knowing; traditionally, the local leadership is in charge of security in their own respective areas.

“With my understanding of our culture, I wonder how Boko Haram survives up to this end.

“As the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, I campaigned in 2015 and last year on three fundamental issues which include security – you cannot preside over an institution or a country if it is not secured.

“This is just common sense, everybody knows this, even those that have not gone to school know this. As Commander-in-Chief, I am dealing with the security institutions and I believe there is an improvement in security.

“I urge the people of the state to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies; let us deny Boko Haram access to our loyal citizens and encourage displaced people to go back to their land,” the President stated.