We Will Do Whatever It Takes To Deliver Nigeria From Boko Haram – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday reiterated his commitment to ending the challenges facing Nigeria.

Speaking at the United States Institute for Peace in Washington DC while briefing representatives from the institute and others from Center for Strategic and International Studies, Atlantic Council, National Democratic Institute, International Republican Institute and International Foundation of Electoral System on his hopes for Nigeria and his administration’s commitment to tackling the Boko Haram terrorist group in the nation’s north-east, President Buhari said strategies had been put in place to empower the Nigerian Armed Forces to ensure that they win the war in the shortest possible time.

“Nigerians have lived in fear for far too long. The impact of insurgency and material causes of insurgency in my country and to my people are unacceptable.

“We are confident that we will defeat terrorism in our country and our region.

“Defeating Boko Haram and finding a durable solution to the underlining causes of insecurity in Nigeria are therefore the major priorities of this administration. Nigerians understand that terrorism stiffens progress and undermine the stability of the society.

“The government that I lead is committed and will do whatever it takes to free Nigeria from the menace of terrorism. No matter how long it takes, we will reclaim every inch of Nigeria’s territory under the control of the Boko Haram,” Buhari said.

“It will be a long and bruising struggle, but it is a fight we are in to win. Failure is not an option for us and we do not contemplate it.”

President Buhari also restated his hard stance against corruption. “We must win sustain the trust of the people with governance. The fight against corruption is a full time job that the Federal Government will take with sustained result.

“I have also maintained zero tolerance for corruption. I am even more committed to fighting this enemy decisively because I am convinced beyond doubt that the much needed impetus for our country’s survival is held back by corruption. I will not allow this to continue,” he stressed.

The president thanked the groups which he said had contributed immensely to the growth of Nigeria’s electoral process. He expressed confidence that INEC would apply the lessons learnt to improve its process.