Corruption is responsible for the inability of the military to defeat Boko Haram on time, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday.
“When we curbed corruption and removed the injustice in the military, we began to make progress,” President Buhari said at an audience with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmed El-Tayeb, in Abuja.
He welcomed the support of Muslims across the world for the war against Boko Haram in the country. He called the war against terrorism a war against injustice, which is not condoned by most religions.
“You can’t kill the innocent in churches or in mosques and shout Allahu Akbar,” President Buhari said.
He reaffirmed his administration’s determination to resettle all persons who were displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, and also thanked El-Tayeb for his donations to Internally Displaced Persons in the country.