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Tinubu defeated Boko Haram in just one year – SGF

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), George Akume, has said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu defeated Boko Haram terrorists within his first year in office.

According to a statement by media aide to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nicholas Ella, the SGF made this declaration on Thursday, May 30 during a book launch to celebrate Tinubu’s achievements since he assumed office on May 29, 2023.

Akume said: “There is no one that is in doubt of President Bola Tinubu’s giant strides in the last year. The federal government under President Tinubu’s leadership has defeated Boko Haram terrorists.

“President Tinubu, in just one year, has built many roads across Nigeria and other critical infrastructures like the Abuja Metro Rail.”

CorrectNG recalls that in January 2024, Tinubu vowed to ‘stamp out’ the remaining vestiges of Boko Haram, banditry, Ansaru and kidnapping in the country.

He hailed the immediate past president, Muhammadu Buhari, for courageously taking over the reins of power in 2015 at a critical time when terrorism was at its peak in Nigeria.

The President said he was aware that he inherited huge liabilities from his predecessor, but he would work to complete them.

Tinubu said in part: “We cannot easily forget how our armed forces battled the Boko Haram terrorists under the leadership of President Buhari to reclaim our territory and push them to the fringes of Lake Chad, where they no longer pose an existential threat to our sovereignty.

“I must say the job of securing every inch of our country is yet to be finished. My government will stamp out the remaining vestiges of Boko Haram, Ansaru, banditry and kidnapping gangs. We won’t rest until every agent of darkness is completely rooted out.”