Monday, February 26, 2018

Boko Haram Not Totally Defeated, But Terribly Degraded – Presidency


The Presidency has admitted that the war against Boko Haram insurgency has not ended, saying the terrorists have not been completely defeated. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said this during his appearance on Channels Television’s political programme, Sunday Politics.

Despite the series of attack by the insurgents in recent times, the presidential aide maintained that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has recorded a notable progress in the war against the insurgency.

“If the operating word is ‘totally’, the answer is no obviously – but has Boko Haram been degraded? I will say yes, terribly so,” said Adesina. “You can compare then and now, they have been terribly, terribly degraded but is the war over? No, it is not completely over. Compare how Boko Haram was in 2015 when this administration came, they were virtually running riot everywhere – how many time was Kano bombed, how many time was Abuja bombed, how many time was Kogi bombed; Boko Haram was everywhere,” he added.

The President’s spokesman regretted the abduction of 110 students of the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, in Yobe State, by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

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