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Jonathan Blames Media For Negative Perception About Boko Haram
President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday in London heaped blames on the media over reports about the activities of the outlawed Boko Haram sect, saying it was blowing the security situation in the restive north eastern region of the country out of proportion.
The president made the observation in a statement issued by his special adviser on media, Reuben Abati at the opening of the meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investment Council, HIIC.
He said that the impression being created by sections of the media was not true, adding that the reports were worsening the situation.
He told the international community that the federal government was doing all that it takes to clip the wings of the terrorists so that they would not be able to capture and hold any Nigerian territory.
He added that the Nigerian military and other security agencies were already making stable improvements in securing territories recently taken by the insurgents.
“We are improving on security. For about a week now there have been no reports of Boko Haram seizing more territory. Rather, we are steadily pushing them back”, he said.
“The impression being created by sections of the media that the situation is worsening is not true. I can assure you that it will never get worse”, he added.
President Jonathan however called for more support from the National Assembly to put a lasting end to terrorism, insurgency and insecurity in the country.