We’ve driven Boko Haram into fall-back positions– Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Abu Dhabi that Nigeria has made very significant progress towards ending the Boko Haram insurgency since his assumption of office on May 29 last year.

Speaking at a meeting with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit, President Buhari said in collaboration with the Multinational Joint Task Force, the Nigerian Armed Forces have driven the terrorist group from Nigerian territory into “fall-back positions”.

“They are currently not holding any territory today as we speak, ” the President told Mr. Ban Ki Moon.

President Buhari also told the United Nations Secretary-General that Nigeria will persistently pursue global action to reverse the drying up of Lake Chad and save the lives of those who depend on it for survival.

“With all due respect to our neighbours, Nigeria has been worst hit by the drying up of the Lake Chad and we are hoping that the global community will support the process of halting the drying up of the lake,” President Buhari said.

Mr. Ban Ki Moon commended the President for his courage in fighting terrorism and corruption.

The Secretary-General said Nigeria has made amazing progress against terrorism since President Buhari assumed office, while the President’s war against corruption has boosted global confidence in the Nigerian economy.

He urged President Buhari to integrate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into Nigeria’s economic and environmental vision.


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  • Lawrence Agha

    The so called ‘fall-back positions’ must be located somewhere in the outer space outside the Nigerian territory, right?

    • Chuks

      Are you jealous or excited at the president’s use of language and raising the bar on high level communication and intellectual reasoning? That’s Buhari ‘the illiterate one’ for you. He is a U S trained retired Army General.

      • Otile

        Don’t exaggerate. Imam attended a 7 month symposium in USA. He is not a US trained Army General. If he joined the US army the most he could achieve is the rank of Sgt. Get it. He does not have the educational qualification to enter US Army officer’s training. Stop seeing him as your god.

  • fake stories

    President Buhari and President Buhari and his APC cheerleaders have finally succeeded in their efforts to turn Nigeria into a Banana Republic in record time.

    1. Under Buhari’s rule, we have gone from being the largest economy in Africa to being an also poorly ran economy.
    2. Nigeria was once the fastest growing economy in Africa. Just 8 months ago. Nigeria is no longer in the top 10.
    3. The Naira has lost more than 40% of its value in the 8 months that Buhari has ruled Nigeria. 40%!!!
    4. President Buhari himself announced that he would not respect court judgements that goes against his beliefs. We are officially lawless.
    5. President Jonathan set up a public healthcare architecture that turned Ebola into the epidemic that never happened in Nigeria, of course with the heroic efforts of the late Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh and her colleagues, and we lost only 3 Nigerians to Ebola. Lassa Fever has killed over 40 Nigerians so far documented within the last 2 weeks, and Buhari’s government has not made any significant effort to tackle this deadly epidemic.
    6. For the first time in the history of Nigeria, and perhaps the world, the National Assembly has been presented with two ridiculous budgets, both emanating from the Presidency, and neither of which has been denied, this after the disgraceful drama of the missing budget.
    7. Buhari appointed his relations as Chairman of INEC, and the result has been their disgraceful conduct of elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, and the entrance into common Nigerian lexicon of the word “inconclusive”.
    8. Buhari’s record on security, despite his pedigree as a retired General, has been abysmal, to be frank. The Chibok girls have not been found, and Buhari has absolved himself of responsibility by telling their parents that their abduction did not happen on his watch.
    One abduction that did happen on his watch, the kidnapping of 170 girls from the village of Bam, has enjoyed a conspiracy of silence by both the local and the international media and Buhari’s government
    9. Tie all these in with the unbelievable actions of some of Buhari’s ministers and appointees, and you get a sinking feeling in your stomach.
    Nigeria is officially a Banana Republic, run on rumour, innuendo and the whims and caprices of its aged Emperor and his powerful minions.
    May God save Nigerians.

    his APC cheerleaders have finally succeeded in their efforts to turn Nigeria into a Banana Republic in record time.
    1. Under Buhari’s rule, we have gone from being the largest economy in Africa to being an also poorly ran economy.
    2. Nigeria was once the fastest growing economy in Africa. Just 8 months ago. Nigeria is no longer in the top 10.
    3. The Naira has lost more than 40% of its value in the 8 months that Buhari has ruled Nigeria. 40%!!!
    4. President Buhari himself announced that he would not respect court judgements that goes against his beliefs. We are officially lawless.
    5. President Jonathan set up a public healthcare architecture that turned Ebola into the epidemic that never happened in Nigeria, of course with the heroic efforts of the late Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh and her colleagues, and we lost only 3 Nigerians to Ebola. Lassa Fever has killed over 40 Nigerians so far documented within the last 2 weeks, and Buhari’s government has not made any significant effort to tackle this deadly epidemic.
    6. For the first time in the history of Nigeria, and perhaps the world, the National Assembly has been presented with two ridiculous budgets, both emanating from the Presidency, and neither of which has been denied, this after the disgraceful drama of the missing budget.
    7. Buhari appointed his relations as Chairman of INEC, and the result has been their disgraceful conduct of elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, and the entrance into common Nigerian lexicon of the word “inconclusive”.
    8. Buhari’s record on security, despite his pedigree as a retired General, has been abysmal, to be frank. The Chibok girls have not been found, and Buhari has absolved himself of responsibility by telling their parents that their abduction did not happen on his watch.
    One abduction that did happen on his watch, the kidnapping of 170 girls from the village of Bam, has enjoyed a conspiracy of silence by both the local and the international media and Buhari’s government
    9. Tie all these in with the unbelievable actions of some of Buhari’s ministers and appointees, and you get a sinking feeling in your stomach.
    Nigeria is officially a Banana Republic, run on rumour, innuendo and the whims and caprices of its aged Emperor and his powerful minions.
    May God save Nigerians.

    • Olamide

      You wailers dont even think before you make post> its so saddening
      and disheartening that the youths of nowadays are so blinded by the
      cluelessness of GEJ. Am sure you do not read to understand. A government
      barely seven months in power has fought insurgency to a standstill.
      Your so called GEJ spent six years only to loot our treasury and
      mortgage the futures of our fighters. Please borrow yourself some brain
      abeg. God save Nigeria

  • fake stories

    President Buhari and his APC cheerleaders have finally succeeded in their efforts to turn Nigeria into a Banana Republic in record time.
    1. Under Buhari’s rule, we have gone from being the largest economy in Africa to being an also poorly ran economy.
    2. Nigeria was once the fastest growing economy in Africa. Just 8 months ago. Nigeria is no longer in the top 10.
    3. The Naira has lost more than 40% of its value in the 8 months that Buhari has ruled Nigeria. 40%!!!
    4. President Buhari himself announced that he would not respect court judgements that goes against his beliefs. We are officially lawless.
    5. President Jonathan set up a public healthcare architecture that turned Ebola into the epidemic that never happened in Nigeria, of course with the heroic efforts of the late Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh and her colleagues, and we lost only 3 Nigerians to Ebola. Lassa Fever has killed over 40 Nigerians so far documented within the last 2 weeks, and Buhari’s government has not made any significant effort to tackle this deadly epidemic.
    6. For the first time in the history of Nigeria, and perhaps the world, the National Assembly has been presented with two ridiculous budgets, both emanating from the Presidency, and neither of which has been denied, this after the disgraceful drama of the missing budget.
    7. Buhari appointed his relations as Chairman of INEC, and the result has been their disgraceful conduct of elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, and the entrance into common Nigerian lexicon of the word “inconclusive”.
    8. Buhari’s record on security, despite his pedigree as a retired General, has been abysmal, to be frank. The Chibok girls have not been found, and Buhari has absolved himself of responsibility by telling their parents that their abduction did not happen on his watch.
    One abduction that did happen on his watch, the kidnapping of 170 girls from the village of Bam, has enjoyed a conspiracy of silence by both the local and the international media and Buhari’s government
    9. Tie all these in with the unbelievable actions of some of Buhari’s ministers and appointees, and you get a sinking feeling in your stomach.
    Nigeria is officially a Banana Republic, run on rumour, innuendo and the whims and caprices of its aged Emperor and his powerful minions.
    May God save Nigerians.

    • Sparzo

      You are wrong. Nigeria was a banana republic.
      Buhari and APC – personally I am an anarchist – saved the country. I hope they are in time because with the price of oil still to fall further, since the un lifting of the Iranian sanctions, god help this country that has been ruthlessly bugard by Jonathan Ebele and his bandits.

  • Sparzo

    Can anyone explain why the boko haram cut throats were so powerful and rampant at the time of Jonathan.
    The jihadists even sack towns and took their women. Nigerian soldiers running away from this rag tag jihadist army, claiming that boko haram had superior weapon.
    Now they are a shadow of what they were 7 months ago even with their so called superior fire power.
    No doubt the last government had no stomach to fight the Jihadist because boko haram were their bread and butter to loot and steal while they are in charge.
    It is a very lucky escape for nigeria. I hope it is not too late.

    • takethetrain

      save your double talk, ur neighbors are bokos

  • NoSpinEd

    The way to unite a divided nation, Mr President, is to give full credit where credit is due. Kudos to your nascent administration for the ongoing success in the struggle against Boko Haram but the string of victories began before you were sworn in. You may recall the the generals asked for a postponement of the elections because the North East could not participate effectively in the voting process. They then began their successful campaign which liberated one town after another. You could have giving a little credit to your embattled predecessor and in the process won over some of your detractors.

    • ogechi

      Hahahah

      U r a laughable Stock!

  • xcxc333

    Buhari, Buhari, Buhari, stop provoking laughter around the world. You said in December that
    you’ve defeated BOKO HARAM and today, a month later, you are saying you’ve driven the
    BOKO HARAM to “fall-back position”. Is ‘defeat’ the same thing as ‘fall-back position’? I beg,
    you are not on point. This is very embarrassing. You are just saying two contradictory things!

    • takethetrain

      give it 24 hours and well see how far theyve been driven back..

      • Olamide

        You wailers dont even think before you make post> its so saddening
        and disheartening that the youths of nowadays are so blinded by the
        cluelessness of GEJ. Am sure you do not read to understand. A government
        barely seven months in power has fought insurgency to a standstill.
        Your so called GEJ spent six years only to loot our treasury and
        mortgage the futures of our fighters.

    • Olamide

      You wailers dont even think before you make post> its so saddening and disheartening that the youths of nowadays are so blinded by the cluelessness of GEJ. Am sure you do not read to understand. A government barely seven months in power has fought insurgency to a standstill. Your so called GEJ spent six years only to loot our treasury and mortgage the futures of our fighters. Please borrow yourself some brain abeg

  • Olamide

    You wailers dont even think before you make post. its so saddening
    and disheartening that the youths of nowadays are so blinded by the
    cluelessness of daft GEJ. Am sure you do not read to understand. A government
    barely seven months in power has fought insurgency to a standstill.
    Your so called GEJ spent six years only to loot our treasury and
    mortgage the futures of our fighters. Please borrow yourself some brain
    abeg.