Leadership Nigeria quotes Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari from an Atlantic Council event, in conjunction with the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), in a discussion on the need for US assistance in the fight against Boko Haram:
He said, “Nigerians have lived in fear for far too long. The impact of insurgency and material causes of insurgency in my country and to my people are unacceptable. We are confident that we will defeat terrorism in our country and our region.
“Defeating Boko Haram and finding a durable solution to the underlining causes of insecurity in Nigeria are therefore the major priorities of this administration. Nigerians understand that terrorism stifles progress and undermine the stability of the society.
“The government that I lead is committed and will do whatever it takes to free Nigeria from the menace of terrorism. No matter how long it takes, we will reclaim every inch of Nigeria’s territory under the control of the Boko Haram,” President Buhari said.