President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday assured Nigerians that the
end of the Boko Haram sect and terrorism in Nigeria is in sight.
Buhari gave the assurance in a statement made available to journalists by
his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The President was reacting to latest terrorist attacks in Jos, Kano, and
The statement quoted the President as saying that he was convinced of
his position because of the recent positive developments in the nation’s
He therefore urged Nigerians to remain security conscious and be swift
in reporting suspicious movements around them to security agents.
“The President is convinced that with recent increase in troops
deployment, improvements in the supply of arms and equipment to the
military, as well as the ongoing effort to mobilise greater international
cooperation and support, the end of Boko Haram and terrorism in Nigeria
is in sight.
“He calls on Nigerians to remain vigilant and report any suspicious
persons to security agents as his administration continues to give the
highest possible priority to eradicating Boko Haram and ensuring greater
security of lives and property across the country,” the statement read in
Buhari consoled all Nigerians who lost relatives in the latest terrorist
atrocities in Jos, Kano, and Zaria, as well as those who were injured in
He, however, urged all Nigerians not to be unduly disheartened by what
he called the seeming resurgence of terrorist attacks and atrocities in the
He said his administration remained committed to overcoming the
challenges of insecurity, terrorism and insurgency as quickly as possible.
The statement added, “Already, the intensified onslaught by the military
on terrorists’ strongholds has led to significant seizures of weapons and
vehicles, a blockage of their sources of arms and ammunition, and a
decimation of their fighting men.
“President Buhari assures Nigerians of the ability and readiness of the
country’s armed forces and security agencies to contain the frantic resort
by the terrorists to attacks on soft targets such as crowds and places of