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Boko Haram ‘Terrorists can no longer hold territory,’ Malami says

Malami made the comment on Monday, May 23, 2016, while speaking at the 25th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna, Austria.

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(Pm News Nigeria)
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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has said that terrorist sect, Boko Haram no longer has the power to hold territory in Nigeria.

Malami made the comment on Monday, May 23, 2016, while speaking at the 25th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna, Austria.

“The capacity of Boko Haram to hold territory has been totally decimated. Our focus now is on dealing with the remnants of their forces and re-focusing on the unfortunate humanitarian challenge caused by their activities,” he said.

“The recent surge in successes recorded against the Boko Haram sect in the Lake Chad region is attributable, not only to a reinvigorated political leadership in Nigeria, but is also attributable to the fact that we have recognised that greater international collaboration is critical in addressing terrorist activities, including the flow of resources across border to aid their operations.

“In this connection, the decision of the four countries of Nigeria, Chad, Niger, Cameroun and Benin to constitute a Multinational Joint Task Force under a centralised command has been critical in forging a common response against Boko Haram and its allies.

“It is significant that the capacity of Boko Haram to hold territory has been totally decimated our focus now is on dealing with the remnants of their forces and re-focusing on the unfortunate humanitarian challenge caused by their activities.

“Nigeria strongly condemns terrorism in all its ramifications as nothing can justify the wanton destruction of innocent lives and properties that we have witnessed in Nigeria and across the globe. Nigeria re-affirms its determination to work in concert with the international community to fight terrorism,” he added.

Meanwhile, Malami earlier said that the government has determined how much of Nigeria’s public funds have been stashed abroad.

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