Head of States, President Muhammed Buhari has promised Nigerians that he will get rid of the Boko Haram insurgents before the end of the year.
While speaking in Cotonou on Saturday during a gala lunch which was held in honour by the President of Benin Republic, Boni Yayi, he showed appreciation to the Benin president who has promised that 800 troops would be contributed to the Joint Task Force by his country.
President Buhari who was on a one-day official visit to the country as the special guest of honour at the 55th independence anniversary of Benin Republic said:
“And I assure you that we will defeat Boko Haram by the end of this year”. “I am impressed by your concern and critical approaches by increasing your contributions to the multinational task force of the Lake Chad Commission. This is a great sacrifice on the part of the Benin Republic…“Even in my first coming into office under a different arrangement, we have learnt to live in peace with our neighbours. Within the week I was sworn in, I went to Niger, Chad. I was supposed to go to Cameroon but I was summoned by the G7 leaders to brief them about the security situation in Nigeria concerning Boko Haram which declared allegiance to ISIS which gives it international dimension”.