‘Military Rescued 11,959 Boko Haram Captives, Reclaimed Lost Territories Under Me’ – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday talked up his administrations achievement since assuming power on May 29, 2015, claiming the military had so far rescued 11,595 Boko Haram captives under his watch, Punch reports.
In a document entitled “Fact sheet on President Muhammadu Buhari’s first year in office” made available to journalists by the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the president highlighted the achievements of the administration under categories such as security, anti-corruption war, economy, power, environment and judiciary among others.
The statement read in part, “The relocation of the Nigerian Military Command Centre to Maiduguri, since May 2015, contributed to the success in the fight against insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country.
“As of February 2016, the total number of persons rescued by the Nigerian troops during the ongoing operations in the North East came to 11,595.
“Since December 2015, the well-motivated and rejuvenated Nigerian military have regained all Nigerian territories previously under Boko Haram control.”
The document added that Nigeria has provided $21m to the multinational Joint Task Force since June 2015 and is committed to an additional $79m, bringing the total of Nigeria’s commitment to the Task Force to $100m.
The statement also touched on the administration’s success in fighting Trans National Organised Crime where the President has forged useful partnerships with regional allies in the fight against the proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons.
It added that the anti-corruption war was gaining ground with several high profile cases already in the courts, even as the president seeks the support of multilateral institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in recovering the nation’s stolen wealth.
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