…As president bags national honour of Benin Republic
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) will defeat the Boko Haram insurgency by the end of this year.
Buhari gave this assurance yesterday in Cotonou, the capital of Benin Republic, at a gala lunch held in his honour by the President Boni Yayi.
President Buhari was on a one-day visit to Cotonou as the special guest of honour at the 55th Independence National Day of Benin Republic.
He commended Yayi for increasing the number of Benin troops to 800 for the Multinational Joint Task Force, describing it as a great sacrifice.
“And I assure you that we will defeat Boko Haram by the end of this year”, President Buhari told his host.
He said he was completely overwhelmed by the honour of inviting him for the independence anniversary and by bestowing the national honor of the Republic of Benin on him. The president noted that even when he was a military head of state, Nigeria had always learnt to live peacefully with neighbouring countries.