The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, has stated that some international groups are responsible for the activities of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria. Buhari hinted that the destruction of Nigeria was the aim of the international groups and even pointed out that the name “Boko Haram” is fraudulent and suspicious.
President Buhari made the statement while delivering an address at a lunch organized by the Kano state government on Monday, January, 30th, after the commissioning of some federal and state projects.
Buhari is quoted;
“When we came into power in 2015, Boko Haram was in control in 13 of the 27 local governments of the state, only four were with the government then.
“More so, half of the local governments in Yobe state were with Boko Haram”.
“What is Boko Haram? It is very fraudulent. I suspect there’s an international group that wants to destroy Nigeria. If not, how can Boko (western education) be Haram?”
Recall that President Muhammadu ran for election on a promise to annihilate the terrorist Boko Haram group in 2015. As a retired military general, it was hoped that he had the security experience to deal with the issue decisively. However, the situation deteriorated under his watch, with the terrorist group splintering into smaller cells and spreading beyond the northeast of the country.