President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the international community that the end of Boko Haram terrorists was in sight, even as he hailed increased cooperation between Nigeria and its neighbours in the fight against terrorism.
Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, to the President in a Statement made available to newsmen yesterday said Buhari the declaration at a Panel of Heads of State at the 3rd Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa.
According to him, the President also assured the international community that the security situation in Nigeria had improved significantly.
‘‘About a month ago, I spoke with the President of Chad and I was pleased that a number of Chadians and Nigerians that were Boko Haram members are surrendering to him en-masse. The good news I have is that the end of the raining season has come in the North eastern region of Nigeria.
‘‘Members of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) are in their respective positions and at an agreed time they will move simultaneously and spontaneously for us to see the end of Boko Haram. We are now operating in the Sambisa Forest and as far as Boko Haram is concerned in the Lake Chad Basin area, I think they are done for,’’ the President declared.
Highlighting the gains of the cooperation among the Lake Chad Basin Commission countries comprising Chad, Niger, Cameroon, Benin Republic and Nigeria, the Nigerian leader told the gathering that Boko Haram is no longer holding any territory or Local Government Area (LGA) in his country.