Incoming Nigeria’s President General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has assured Nigerians that his government shall continue to collaborate with neighboring government forces in the ongoing war against Islamic Boko Haram militants.
Boko haram insurgency has taken over the northern parts of Nigeria where the group has conducted bombings, raping, attacks on villages and capturing young girls and women who are then forcefully trained to participate in these atrocities. Buhari has therefore assured Nigerians his government shall put an end to Boko Haram.
Buhari has further assured Nigerians, particularly people of Borno State where the Boko Haram has highly conducted attacks that his government will not slow down on the fight against terrorism in West Africa despite claims that he might sideline with the Boko Haram.
The collaboration with neighboring governments of Chad, Niger and Cameroon is set to weaken the militants in their trans-border movement, cut supply of arms, cut recruitment and training of fresh recruits who are mostly young men from Nigeria.
Buhari has shown much commitment in changing Nigeria. The man has previously served as a Military Governor in the state thus placing him at a better position to understand challenges facing Nigeria.
The Haram group recently pledged their allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) which ISIS leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi accepted. This acceptance poses major threat to the West Africa nations which are prone to attacks from the two Islamic militia groups.
Still in Nigeria, Boko Haram is yet to release close to 300 girls who have now been captured for more than a year.