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General News of Monday, 16 January 2023


Terrorism: Wike hail Buhari's Boko Haram fight, releases scorecard on presidents administration

Governor Wike and President Buhari Governor Wike and President Buhari

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has applauded the Buhari-led government for making significant strides against the rampant terror attacks by Boko Haram in the Northern part of the country.

Governor Wike who is at loggerheads with the leadership of his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made the comment after the wreath-laying ceremony at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration on Sunday, January 15, PM News reports.

The powerful governor saluting the military noted that Nigerian troops have been engaged in one battle or the other to protect the country's territorial integrity.

According to him, the armed forces, have also been at war with Boko Haram and other armed insurgents in the North-West and North-East of the country for over ten years, and the “unknown gunmen” in the southeast.

His words: “I commend our President, General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, for his sustained efforts at defeating the Boko Haram insurgents and bandits terrorizing and destroying our communities in parts of our country. The restoration of peace to our troubled geo-political regions and the conduct of free and fair general elections are the best legacies you can leave for our country.

“As leaders, our goal must be one Nigeria, one destiny, and the challenges of building a more fair, inclusive, and just society are not beyond us. Therefore, I will not relent in my prayers to God to enable Mr. President and other leaders of our country to succeed in our mission and commitments to our country.”