The conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government is displacing thousands on both sides of the country’s border with Cameroon to the northeast and Niger to the north, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday. He took office in May.
In a sign of how the violence is spreading across the region, a soldier and 19 Boko Haram members were killed in a shootout following an insurgent raid on an army post at Lake Chad, a security source in neighbouring Chad said. Mr Buhari has said he will fully investigate Amnesty worldwide charges and ensure human rights abusers are prosecuted.
Boko Haram has intensified its attacks since Buhari came to power on May 29.
President Buhari had reportedly visited with about 229-man delegation considered the biggest in Nigerian democratic history.
Diminishing the group’s territorial control was a victory for the military coalition fighting it, but since then Boko Haram has shifted to carrying out more terrorist, guerrilla-style attacks.
A statement from the Nigerian presidency said “measures to strengthen and intensify bilateral and worldwide cooperation against terrorism in Nigeria and west Africa” will top the agenda.
Obama had called Nigeria one of the most important countries on the African continent and in the world and had politely commended Buhari’s vows to root out corruption.
The visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United States, the promise of the US to assist Nigeria trace looted funds and the planned arraignment of the former National Security Adviser are the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Monday.
The United States Itself helped to some extent in this process.
But he later said: “More investigations as to the circumstances of the incident have revealed that all the other five people, including a woman, were in the auto that exploded”. It will not affect the functioning of the country, but it’s a very important element in establishing new strategies and approaches, especially to dealing with Boko Haram.
Buhari also enjoined the business communities in the United States and Nigeria to take advantage of the excellent political relations between the two nations to expand trade and investment activities including joint venture projects in priority sectors of the Nigerian economy. Photo albums? Buhari was accorded an opportunity to meet with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to discuss countering violent extremism – who led this forum?
Indeed, the failure of governance, it can be argued, has been as much a factor in Nigeria’s inability thus far to defeat Boko Haram as have been issues with the military campaign itself.
Many people who become president of Nigeria or hold any senior positions in government, including state government, when they leave office they’re very rich people, just given the nature of how the system works. “Now to us that is quite frightening, because of the resources available to ISIS”, Buhari said, acknowledging that the tactics and nature of Boko Haram have evolved.