Speaking on Friday, July 31, in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari explained why Nigeria now had increased capacity to fight Boko Haram insurgency.
PM News reports that the president delivered his point during the meeting with Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa.
Nigeiria’s number one politician expressed confidence that with the formation and full activation of the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), terrorism would soon become the thing of the past.
President Buhari also noted that after the command control center had been redeployed to Maduguri, the morale of the troops on the battlefield substantially improved.
“You can tell the Secretary-General that we are doing our best and our best will be good enough for the nation and the sub-region.”
Regarding the upcoming elections in Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea and Burkina Faso, the Nigerian leader urged the UN to assist African countries in implementing new technologies to ensure the effective and credible process.
He referred to the experience of his country’s electoral body which used smart card readers in the general polls held earlier this year. Buhari noted that other African countries might need support and assistance from the international community in order to implement modern technologies for the elections conduct.
“When citizens recognize that their votes count, it will boost their confidence in democracy and their countries’ electoral systems.”
Mr Chambas, on his part, praised President Buhari, for his commitment to fighting against insurgency in the northeast and for his recent claims in Cameroon concerning peaceful resolution of all border issues with the neighbour.
Meanwhile suspected Boko Haram terrorists bombed Gamboru market in Borno state capital Maiduguri, in the early morning of Friday. Many people are feared killed in the explosion.