Nigeria’s President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has vowed to ‘stamp out’ the remaining vestiges of Boko Haram, banditry, Ansaru and kidnapping in the country. He made the pledge on Tuesday while speaking at the launch of the book “Working with Buhari: Reflections of a Special Adviser on Media and Publicity (2015–2023)” by Femi Adesina.
Tinubu applauded the immediate past president, Muhammadu Buhari, for courageously taking over the reins of power in 2015 at a critical time when terrorism was at its peak in Nigeria. The President said he was aware that he inherited huge liabilities from his predecessor, but he would work to complete them.
He said: “We cannot easily forget how our armed forces battled the Boko Haram terrorists under the leadership of President Buhari to reclaim our territory and push them to the fringes of Lake Chad, where they no longer pose an existential threat to our sovereignty.
“I must say the job of securing every inch of our country is yet to be finished. My government will stamp out the remaining vestiges of Boko Haram, Ansaru, banditry and kidnapping gangs. We won’t rest until every agent of darkness is completely rooted out.
“We are all here today to honour a great man, a patriot, and a dedicated public servant who offered his best in the service of our country since he joined the army in 1962 at age 18.
“President Buhari served our country with dedication and uncommon zeal. First, as a military officer who offered unblemished service, manning important commands and political positions, and crowning it as military Head of State on January 1, 1984; second, as a politician who ran four times for the highest office until he was elected President in 2015.
“The author of the books we are here to present to the public has done justice to the essential Muhammadu Buhari, especially on his tenure and legacy as the 15th President of Nigeria.”
The book launch was also attended by former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and former ministers who served under Buhari’s government and Alhaji Mohammed Indimi served as the chief launcher.
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