- Lai Mohammed reminds Nigerians of security situations in the North East before President Buhari took over.
- Says FG has depreciated the power of the terrorist sect.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday says that the Federal Government has “largely depreciated the efficiency and efficacy of Boko Haram” insurgents.
The Minister stated this when he featured on a live TVC News Programme, “This Morning,” monitored by iDONSABI.
Mohammed also pointed that for anyone to correctly assess the administration’s performance in fighting insecurity, particularly Boko Haram, the individual must understand what the situation was before the inception of the administration in 2015.
According to the minister, before 2015, the Boko Haram terrorists walked freely into any city in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory.
He also said the insurgent during this period chose where and when to make havoc, naming United Nations headquarters, and the Police headquarters.
While stating that Boko Haram was active in at least in 2013-2014, 10 states of the federation where they struck at will, they occupied 17 local governments in Borno State alone, four in Adamawa and two in Yobe, Mommed said people have easily forgotten that prior to 2015, roads to the North East were blocked, schools were closed, banks folded up, telecommunication companies folded up in the North East,
“The El-Kanemi Warriors football Club of Maiduguri relocated to Bauchi for all its home games,” he added.
The minister said that the administration had reversed the trend since 2015 it assumed power, chasing away the insurgents out of Nigeria.
“Today, we can say proudly that the situations have never repeated itself. Since we came in, Boko Haram insurgents have not attacked any institution inside and outside Abuja.
“All the schools, banks, telecommunication companies are all opened and functioning in the North East and we have succeeded in confining them to outside Nigeria.
“Today, the Elkanemi football club hosts all other teams from other parts of Nigeria in Maiduguri. This is because the government has restored normalcy to the state,” he said.