It is safer in Nigeria now than it was 7 years ago, ”said the Minister of Defense.
Defense Minister Major General Bashir Magashi (ret.) Said the country is safer than seven years ago.
He announced this on the Politics Today TV program, stating that the Nigerian armed forces are among the best in Africa and can defeat any enemy if provided with the necessary arsenals and assistance.
“In Africa, the Nigerian army should be considered one of the best, we have conducted so many operations outside Nigeria. We went to ECOMOG (Monitoring Group of the Economic Community of West African States), we tried. We went to Sierra Leone, tried our best to go to other places as well. In Africa we are considered a force, but because of the nature of the protraction of this war, people get tired.
“They (the Boko Haram terrorists) are not concentrated in any particular place, this is an operation that goes on and works, we do not even know their bases. We now know that the best way to fight these people is to get enough intelligence and go fight them, and that’s what we do. We receive information every day and the Nigerian Army and Air Force are analyzing it. “
The minister also said that Boko Haram is banned in Borno state, but sometimes they carry out deadly attacks to attract the attention of the international community and embarrass the government of President Muhammad Bukhari.