President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that Boko Haram will be defeated by end of this year.
Speaking in Cotonou on Saturday during a gala lunch held in honour by the President of Benin Republic, Boni Yayi,he thanked the Benin president who promised that 800 troops would be contributed to the Joint Task Force by his country.
President Buhari who was on a one-day official visit to Cotonou as the special guest of honour at the 55th independence anniversary of Benin Republic said
“and I assure you that we will defeat Boko Haram by the end of this year”. “I am impressed by your concern and critical approaches by increasing your contributions to the multinational task force of the Lake Chad Commission. This is a great sacrifice on the part of the Benin Republic…“Even in my first coming into office under a different arrangement, we have learnt to live in peace with our neighbours. Within the week I was sworn in, I went to Niger, Chad. I was supposed to go to Cameroon but I was summoned by the G7 leaders to brief them about the security situation in Nigeria concerning Boko Haram which declared allegiance to ISIS which gives it international dimension”.