President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has reassured the masses that Nigeria will soon see the end of the terrorist insurgence.
He noted that the insurgence that has been plaguing the North-Eastern region of the country will soon be a thing of the past same way the nation saw the end of the Nigeria/Biafra civil war in the 60s.
President Buhari gave the assurance when he received the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He also said that Nigeria have been in similar occasions in the past, but always managed to overcome adversities in unity and forged on.
The President announced that the newly established Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development will fully commence the management of all crises in relation to insurgency in the country.
While recalling from his experience of the Nigerian Civil War, President Buhari noted that the current security challenge in the North-East might take some time to counter but it will also be subdued.
”If we were capable to fight a 30-month civil war and reorganised our country, I wonder why people are thinking that Nigeria cannot do it”.
President Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, laid emphasis on the devastating consequences of the Libyan crisis on the Sahel region of the continent. He also cited that the terrorist activities in Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Burkina Faso have increased in recent times.
Nonetheless, he assured the European Union (EU) envoy of Nigeria that there will be continued cooperation with the European Union.
H e said, “I assure you of Nigeria’s commitment to enhance and deepen cooperation with the EU in all areas.”