– Minister believes insurgency cannot be defeated overnight
– Counsels Nigerians to be patient with the present administration
– Reveals why citizens can expect more Boko Haram attacks
Nigeria’s minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has asked Nigerians to expect more Boko Haram attacks. The minister who dropped this bombshell during the town hall meeting with Nigerians at the Lagos City Hall in Lagos, stated that the insurgents have been totally defeated, however, they will still continue to attack in small groups.
While addressing a gathering that included fellow minister, the Lagos state deputy governor, Alhaja Idiat Oluwaranti Adebule, the former APC spokesperson, stated that the level of insurgency explains why President Muhammadu Buhari’s first trips were to beighbouring countries.
“His first trips were to rally the support of Benin, Chad, Cameroon and Niger, then the G7, US, France, UN and these efforts have paid off. “Boko Haram has been defeated as a result of the purposeful leadership of the president. “No insurgency ends overnight, therefore, there will still be attacks.
This is not a surprise since they have been dispersed and have melted into the society,” he said in his address. Alhaji Mohammed added that all that is left now is the reconstruction, resettlement and rehabilitation of the internally displaced persons to return home.
As at the time of filing this report, the meeting was still ongoing with the questions and answers session between the panelists and the audience on the gains of the president’s recent trip to China, which forms the thrust of the town hall meeting.