We Made Progress In Fight Against Boko Haram After Corruption In The Military Was Curbed – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that corruption was largely responsible for the inability of the country’s military to quickly defeat Boko Haram.

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Speaking on Wednesday in Abuja at an audience with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmed El-Tayeb, Buhari said that the loss of 14 local government areas to Boko Haram had greatly tarnished the reputation of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

President Buhari with R-L: Shaykh Dr Ibrahim Saleh Alhussainy, H.E. Dr Ahmed El-Tayeb, Dr Ali Rashed Al-Naomi and Dr Ibrahim Hodhod as President Buhari receives in audience H.E. Dr Ahmed El-Tayeb, Grand Imam Sheikh Al-Azhar from the Arab Republic of Egypt in Statehouse on 18th May,2016.
President Buhari with R-L: Shaykh Dr Ibrahim Saleh Alhussainy, H.E. Dr Ahmed El-Tayeb, Dr Ali Rashed Al-Naomi and Dr Ibrahim Hodhod. photo credit: Facebook

According to him, with the measures taken by his administration to curb corruption and provide better weaponry, logistics, training and welfare for soldiers on the frontlines, the Nigerian military had now almost totally incapacitated Boko Haram as a fighting force.

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He added that the military had successfully recovered all territories that were lost to the terrorist sect.

“When we curbed corruption and removed the injustice in the military, we began to make progress,” he said.

Buhari also emphasized that the war against terrorism was also a war against injustice, and must be supported by Islam and all the major religions.

“You can’t kill the innocent in churches or in mosques and shout Allahu Akbar,” he added.

Buhari noted that the visit of El-Tayeb and his expression of solidarity with Nigeria in the war against terrorism was a clear indication of global Muslim support for Nigeria against the unjust killing of the innocent by terrorists.

(NAN)

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