Dan-Ali, who also told newsmen that Boko Haram has been dismantled, also called for understanding from Nigerians.
This is coming after Nigerians condemned the killing of Lt. Col Abu Ali and his men by the terror group in an ambush.
Dan-Ali, who also told newsmen that Boko Haram has been dismantled, called for understanding from Nigerians.
The minister said “Give us additional time, recall that recently we lost one of our officers and soldiers. Insurgency is something that you cannot eradicate within a day.
‘’Remember Tamil Tigers, remember Kashmir and other places of the world where insurgency is ongoing.
“However, within the last one year, I can assure you that almost 95 percent of the security challenges of this nation had been eradicated.
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“If you can remember, before the coming of this administration, we had a lot of security challenges. I am not saying that it has been eradicated within one year, but as I am talking to you, I am proud to say that things happening in the past in the north east and other regions of this country have tremendously gone down.”
Shedding more light on the reason for Boko Haram’s renewed attacks in the North-East, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai said the sect is getting support from some people.