Nigeria: Govt Claims Victory in Curbing Boko Haram Attacks
President Goodluck Jonathan has said that with the security measures put in place by his administration, the Boko Haram sect is being progressively weakened.
Speaking at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday while receiving the outgoing representative of the delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr. David Mac Rae, Jonathan said his administration would remain proactive in combating terrorism.
According to the president, although measures taken by his administration have significantly reduced the occurrence of terrorist attacks in the country, the government will continue doing everything possible to further enhance security in all parts of the country.
“As a government, we are doing everything possible to improve our country on all fronts. We are consistently adapting our security architecture to deal with terrorism which has become a challenge to the whole world. Boko Haram is being progressively weakened but we are not resting on our oars. We will continue to do everything possible to achieve greater security for all who reside within our borders,” the president said.
Jonathan, who maintained that many positive things were happening in the country, added that his administration would continue to do its best to correct negative perceptions about the nation, such as the notion of widespread insecurity and corruption.
He welcomed the declaration by the outgoing ambassador that he had recently travelled to the Niger Delta and some northern states and found people there going about their normal lives and businesses without fear.