Atiku ‘Boko Haram would’ve been stopped if I was president,’ Former VP says

Atiku made the comment on Tuesday, November 15, while speaking at the American University of Nigeria (AUN).

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has said that the Boko Haram insurgency would have been properly handled if he was president at the time it broke out.

Atiku made the comment on Tuesday, November 15, while speaking at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola, Adamawa state.

“If I were the President of Nigeria when Boko Haram erupted, I could have used all means at my disposal to avert it,” he said according to Vanguard.

“When we were in government in 2002, a similar incident which should have been more deadly erupted in Yobe state and we immediately contained it and nothing was heard of it again.

“Such an ugly incident requires a steadfast leadership that is decisive in its deeds in dealing with it. For Boko Haram insurgents to have overran 7 of the 21 local governments of Adamawa State beats my imagination, and the efforts I put in place that prevented Boko Haram from capturing the entire state is left between me and my creator,” he added.

Meanwhile Atiku has been accused of corruption by Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai.

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El-Rufai also said that Atiku has started campaigning for the 2019 presidential elections.

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