President Muhammadu Buhari, says his government has degraded the Boko Haram insurgents to the point that even “the opposition party” recognised that there was a considerable improvement of security in the North-East since he assumed power.
Buhari said this during a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khakan Abbasi of Pakistan, on the sidelines of the ninth D-8 summit in Istanbul, Turkey.
This was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The statement quoted the president as telling the Pakistani Prime Minister that Boko Haram sect remained degraded.
Buhari said, “We have moved them out from their strongholds in the North East, we have denied them space and even their attacks on soft targets are becoming less often.
“Even the opposition (party) recognises that there is a considerable improvement of security in the North-East.”
Buhari also promised to revamp the Nigeria-Pakistan Joint Commission which would serve as a veritable platform to strengthen economic and trade relations between both countries.
Expressing satisfaction at the level of defence and military cooperation between both countries, Buhari said there was still room to do more.
“Nigeria-Pakistan cooperation is very historical. Military training has been very consistent and I am impressed with the efficiency of officers trained in Pakistan.
“But the performance of our countries in relation to trade and industrial cooperation had been very disappointing,” Buhari said.