Ajogwu Jerry, Abuja

In celebration of Nigeria Army’s feat in the North Eastern part of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the Boko Haram sect has been defeated and can not recruit new intake.

President Buhari hailed the Nigeria Army for dissipating the insurgents through the various enviable strategies enacted. 

Buhari made the statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, while receiving the Letter of Credence of Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to Nigeria, Most Rev.  Antonio Filipazzi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buhari: Pour encomium on the Nigeria Army for defeating Boko Haram

He maintained that the terrorist group had lost value in operations, necessitating a steady retreat that will eventually nosedive to eventual defeat. 

In his words:
“You can’t indoctrinate people who are below the age of 14 years and blow up churches, mosques, markets and you keep shouting God is great.

“It is either you don’t know what you are saying, or you simply don’t care or believe what you are saying. It is part of our success story that Boko Haram is finding it more difficult to recruit people.

“The Nigerian Army is also not making it easy for them to grow, with more intelligence, orientation and regular, measured onslaught on their camps.”

Buhari described the Catholic Church as a strong partner in the development of Nigeria.

He opined that the church had made very significant contributions to the development of the educational and health system of the country from the colonial era till date.

In his complimenting remarks, Filipazzi said the Holy Father, Pope Francis, had taken a keen interest on the fight against terrorism, corruption and reviving of the Nigerian economy.