The federal government has insisted that it is winning the war against Boko Haram despite all challenges and campaign of calumny by the fifth columnists. Since 2002, Boko Haram has caused over 10,000 deaths and the displacement of over 1.5 million people from the Northern states.
“Nigeria is ready and willing to partner with worldwide agencies in other countries”, he said.
He did not hesitate to seek the support of neighboring countries under the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin Republic to defeat terrorism in the sub-region.
Security forces have in recent operations captured a few number of the terrorists’ enclaves while many of their fighters have been killed with many others surrendering to troops.
“One of our major aims is to rescue the Chibok girls alive and unharmed”.
On this, President Buhari reaffirmed Nigerian government’s unwavering commitment to fight corruption and illicit financial flows.
Speaking on his predecessor, President Buhari said there were some policies of the administration that were favouring some few people at the detriment of a large number of people.
“We are working round the clock to ensure their safety and eventual reunion with their families”. “Chibok girls are constantly on our minds and in our plans”, he stated.
President Buhari, since his arrival in New York has attended several meetings, however, he missed the meeting of World’s presidents with the Pope.
Mr. Buhari, who was elected President in March, informed fellow world leaders that the new Government is attacking the problems it inherited head-on. We in Africa are grieved to see on worldwide networks how hundreds of thousands of our able bodied men and women fleeing to Europe and in the process thousands dying in the desert or drowning in the Mediterranean.
Reminding the global assembly that peaceful co-existence and self-determination were among the key principles that led to the establishment of the United Nations, President Buhari called for the urgent resolution of the question of self determination for the people of Palestine and Western Sahara.
“The global community has come to pin its hopes on resolving the Palestinian issue through the two – states solution which recognises the legitimate right of each state to exist in peace and security”.
Optimistic that the end of Boko Haram was really in sight, President Buhari in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Nigerians said: “Boko Haram’s reign of terror in parts of the country will be finally over very soon as the ongoing military onslaught against the terrorist sect will continue relentlessly until total victory is achieved”.
The United States of America, United Kingdom and France have supported Nigeria in countering terrorism, but Boko Haram still remains Nigeria’s biggest threat thus far.