Buhari has subdued Boko Haram, says Buratai
Written by Taiwo Adekola on February 6, 2023
Former Chief of Army Staff, Retired General Tukur Buratai, says President Muhammadu Buhari has fulfilled his promise of subduing Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists.
Buratai, who addressed reporters yesterday in Abuja, said the President had, in his inaugural address on May 29, 2015, promised to subdue the terrorists.
He explained it was wrong to think victory over Boko Haram meant cessation of hostilities, saying cessation of hostilities would happen only when the groups agree to forsake their ideology, embrace democracy, respect constitution and embrace peace.
Buratai said the President had come with clear-cut strategies to subdue the terrorists and restore peace to Northeast and others, adding that the President came prepared with the right information about the root causes of insurgency and terrorism.
He noted that Boko Haram insurgency was allowed to manifest before 2015 by official bungling, negligence, complacency and collusion.