President Mohammadu Buhari yesterday said the time has come to bring Boko-haram activities to a definitive end. The president made this declaration during an extraordinary meeting of heads of state and governments of the Lake Chad basin commission (LCBC) and Benin in Abuja
The Heads of State and Government, at the occasion, renewed their commitment to the fight against Boko Haram with a view to bringing a definitive end to the insurgency.
They also reaffirmed their commitment to the accelerated implementation of the Regional Stabilization Strategy in the areas of Lake Chad affected by the Boko Haram crisis which was recently endorsed by African Union Peace and Security Council.
The meeting was a follow-up to a meeting held in N’djamena, the Chadian capital, last month, and was convened for the adoption of a report of the LCBC security and defence committee on the Boko Haram insurgency. Speaking during the opening ceremony, Buhari, who is the Chairman of the LCBC, said the adoption of the report of the committee would bring dynamism into the fight against the insurgents.
He said that the time has come for evil of the Boko Haram to be brought to a definite end. “Today’s Meeting is in continuation of our joint efforts to address the prevailing security challenges in our sub-region after our meeting on 29th November 2018, in N’Djamena”, he said.
“Your participation in today’s summit, in spite of your tight schedules, is a clear demonstration of the resolute commitment that we all attach to the fight against our common enemy, Boko Haram, and the restoration of durable peace and security to our sub-region.