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Insurgency: Ex-president Obasanjo Commends Buhari On Steps In North East

Posted: Mar 28, 2016 at 9:21 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Tony Ademiluyi with agency reports

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday commended President Muhammadu Buhari on his efforts to end the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East region.
Obasanjo lauded Buahri’s efforts during a visit to Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno at the Government House, Maiduguri.
“I know that he (Buhari) is very, very concerned about the insurgency. He has gotten it right that first of all there must be military ascendency over the insurgents,” he said.
Obasanjo expressed optimism that the insurgency would be over soon going by the successes recorded by the military in recent time.
“I do travel a lot in Africa and outside Africa. Where I have gone in recent times, what the people wanted to know is how Nigeria is coping with the situation of insurgency.
“I think we are not out of the wood yet, but it appeared we can see the light beyond the tunnel,” he said.
Obasanjo added: “There is no doubt that with the combined efforts at the local level, at the state level and at the federal level, even at the community level, that our security forces are on the ascendency over the forces of destruction and the menace of insurgency that we have experienced for almost six years now.’’
He expressed joy that socio-economic activities had begun to pick up in Maiduguri after many years of the insurgency.
“My experience from the airport to Government House is that what I experienced in 2011 is different from what I experienced today.