President Muhammadu Buhari has conceded that the deadly terrorist Islamic sect, Boko Haram are still active in the country still raining terror on soft spots, even though according to his words they’re weakened and fragmented.
He also noted that the new form of insecurity plaguing the country “Banditry is also reigning terror in the North-West and North-Central of the country” declaring that the country will spare no effort at getting rid of the Boko-Haram terrorists and other terror groups from the Northern region of the country.
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He stated this on Thursday while addressing over 80 world leaders at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The President also lamented that Nigeria was concerned about illicit trading and movement of small arms which was increasing criminality and insurgency in the country.
Addressing the world leaders including the new UNGA President, Abdulla Shahid of Maldives, Buhari said, “Mr President, terrorism continues to dominate security discourse worldwide. In Nigeria, Boko Haram terrorist group though fragmented and weakened by our defence forces is still active and reigning on soft targets.
“Nigeria will continue to work closely with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office with a view to bringing this group to an end.
“Nigeria has spared no efforts in addressing the challenges of terrorism posed by the activities of Boko Haram in north-East Nigeria, the Lake Chad region as well as banditry in the North-West and the North-Central.”
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Buhari also said that the democratic gains recorded in West African are now being eroded by the activities of power grabbers.
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