President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday declared that the war against Boko Haram “is a fight to the finish”.
Buhari made the declaration while addressing the extraordinary summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin in Abuja.
The President lamented that the Boko Haram crisis had worsened the already bad situation in the Lake Chad region.
He lamented that the “Lake Chad region has suffered decades of neglect and poor infrastructural development.”
Stressing that the neglect has been worsened by Boko Haram attacks, Buhari called for cooperation from the leaders to tackle insurgency.
He stressed that “the time has come for the evil of Boko Haram to be brought to a definitive end.”
Buhari urged the leaders to “remain resolute and committed in our collective efforts at attaining peace as well as eradicating terrorism and violent extremism from the sub-region”.
“The time has come for the evil of Boko Haram to be brought to a definitive end.
“I am sure that this summit will take the right decisions in this regard. This is a fight to the finish. We must, and we will, by the grace of God, wipe out terrorism from our sub-region,” he said.