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I Will Defeat Boko Haram By May 29 – Jonathan
Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday vowed to rout the Boko Haram insurgents completely before he hands over power on May 29.
He also said that no Nigerian territory would be under the control of the terrorists by the time he leaves office.
He made this promise when he received the heads of customs organisations from the West and Central African region under the auspices of the World Customs Organization, WCO, led by the Secretary- General of the group, Kunio Mikuriya who paid him a courtesy visit.
While commending the Nigerian army and the multinational force for its recent successes against the insurgents, Jonathan however noted that more still needs to be done to rid the region of insurgency.
“We can now say two states are completely free from terrorist control, while in the third state, it is only in one local government area that they are still present; that is in the Sambisa Forest,” he said.
He said the recent release of over 300 abducted girls from the stronghold of the insurgents by the military shows that the military was winning the war against terror in the region.
The leader of the delegation, Mikuriya, in his remarks, commended the Nigerian government for the strides it had recorded in the Nigerian Customs Service, adding that it was a point of reference for other African nations.
He said many other African nations had stated embarking on similar reforms adopted by Nigeria in order to improve their customs service.