President Muhammadu Buhari says he has not failed to deliver his promise of stopping the activities of the Boko Haram sect.
Responding to a question during an interview with Al Jazeera Buhari said: “I have not failed.”
So confident was he that he repeated those words thrice. The journalist had earlier told the president that when she interviewed him a year ago, he was emphatic that insurgency would have become a thing of the past by 2016.
“When we came in Boko Haram was effectively in 14 local governments. Nigeria has 774 local governments. They hoist their flags and they said they had a certain caliphate but today they no longer to hold any local government,”
Buhari said. When told that the sect still continues to kill people in the north-east, he responded: “They have reverted to improvised explosive devices blowing soft targets, and that will be a kind of terrorism which will be difficult to eliminate because it is technological, but they cannot hold any local government again.
“They are using technology but they cannot carry out organised attacks, overrun police post, attack military installations, they cannot do that now.” TheCable