Boko Haram

By Sadiq abubakar Maiduguri

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured the people of borno that the federal government will do everything possible to end the Boko Haram insurgency and commence the process of rebuilding all the destroyed towns and villages.

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The president also assured that the rehabilitation of the victims of the boko haram insurgency, the internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) would begin, stressing that, even the destroyed primary and secondary schools in the communities would be rebuilt as every federal ministry that has something to offer in the rebuilding and rehabilitation process would be made to be involved in the rehabilitation and rebuilding projects.

Addressing a crowd of hundreds of people that converged at the Ramat Square Maiduguri yesterday Sunday during the PDP Presidential campaign rally, President Goodluck said with the vast land and population of Borno state, “it can feed the whole of this country.”

He added that “Borno state can support the federal government in so many ways, but many people do not want to come to Borno state because of our enemy, the boko haram terrorists. And to do this one may suffer because of the common enemy of the whole of the people of people.”

“I am promising the whole of you that we shall surely end this insurgency. We will surely stop Boko Haram and we will surely shall return Borno to the path of peace”, Jonathan said.

“Whatever it takes to do this and to ensure the return of the Chibok school girls, we will do it. We will surely conquer Boko Haram. We will surely conquer them. We will surely return this state to the peaceful state we know”, Goodluck added.

He further said that ” I am sadden by the insinuations in some quarters that my government for political providence brought the boko haram insurgency in the Northeast”.
He argued that “there is no where in the world and no leader for whatever reason that would allow insecurity on his own country.”

Jonathan however admitted the low turn out people at his presidential campaign ground, noting that it was understood against the backdrop of the security measures that was put in place.

Goodluck said: “I was made to understand that some of you had to trek up to five kilometres to get here. This is necessary because of the security situation we found ourselves, we have to take every necessary precaution.”
However, it was observed that after appreciating the people and organizers of the rally despite the fact that no reason was given for the absence of the Vice President Architect Namadi Sambo, National Chairman, Chairman BOT PDP Chief Tony Anineh at the national level while at the state level, former State Governors Mohammed Goni, Ashiek Jarma, Matawalle Kashim Imam, Gambo Lawan and other top PDP stakeholders were not at the rally.

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