President Muhammadu Buhari during an audience on Thursday with Chadian officials told what is needed to end Boko Haram insurgency in the nearest future.
President Buhari told during an audience with Chadian top officials what is needed to end Boko Haram insurgency.
In his opinion, the end of Boko Haram is near – but to crush the vicious sect completely Nigeria and Chad must unite their efforts and be prepared to make more sacrifice.
Speaking to Mousa Faki Mahamat, the Chadian minister of foreign affairs, Buhari said that “we will sustain our effort and the insurgents will be defeated soon,” adding that improved logistics and equipment of Nigerian troops boost their morale and will serve as guarantee of their success in fight against Boko Haram in the nearest future which is in sight.
In his turn, The Chadian minister told Buhari that “beyond the number of troops earlier announced, Chad is still ready to commit more soldiers [for the Multinational Joint Task Force]”.
He added that crushing Boko Haram is an issue of major importance for Chadians: “our people rely on us to end the insurgency, because economic development is being hampered.”
Mousa Faki Mahamat also expressed confidence of victory in fight against terrorists in the nearest future.
“The enemy is weakened already. Let’s stand firm, and neutralize them,” he stated.
At the same time Nigerian non-governmental organization Stefanos Foundation claimed that since Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration at least 1,059 people had been killed in the northeast of the country.
The executive director of the body, Mark Lipdo said that 75 major attacks had been carried out within this period, with the highest number of them launched in Borno state (34).
Meanwhile, Cameroon mobilized about 500 navy staff members to Lake Chad to stall Boko Haram threat in the area. This comes shortly after the country announcement about contributing 2,450 troops to the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF).