President Muhammadu Buhari has made it clear that since the elections are over he is now ready to fully confront the menace of terrorism and other criminal activities with full force, starting with a an informal security meeting he scheduled in Abuja, with leaders of the Lake Basin Commission. The meeting comes up on June 12.
The Nigerian leader who spoke during a bilateral meeting with the Chadian President, Idris Deby, in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on the sidelines of the meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) today, Saturday, said that the summit will be expected to come up with new strategies to bring to a permanent end, Boko Haram terrorism around the countries in the Lake Chad region.
The two presidents agreed that the time has now come for the regional leaders to sit down to agree on how to change the unwinding nature of the war.
“This is to achieve a sustained operation, to continue until the threat is brought to a permanent closure.”
President Buhari said that now that elections are over and he is now back in “full force, it is time for a new way forward that removes completely, the threat of terrorism from the Lake Chad sub-region.