We Have Driven Boko Haram Away Into Fall-Back Positions – Buhari Tells UN Secretary General

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday told the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit holding in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates that his administration has significantly dealt with Boko Haram since he took over power, may 29th last year.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari said in collaboration with the Multinational Joint Task Force, the Nigerian Armed Forces have driven the terrorist group from Nigerian territory into “fall-back positions”.

“They (the insurgents) are currently not holding any territory today as we speak, ” Buhari said

Buhari also told him that Nigeria will persistently pursue global action to reverse the drying up of Lake Chad and save the lives of those who depend on it for survival.
“With all due respect to our neighbours, Nigeria has been worst hit by the drying up of the Lake Chad and we are hoping that the global community will support the process of halting the drying up of the lake, ”

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