By Adenike Lucas
President Muhammadu Buhari has paid a visit to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Nigeria’s Commander in Chief visited wounded armed force personnel who fought Boko Haram, while marking Nigeria’s 57th Independence anniversary yesterday (October 1).
President Buhari commended the troop while addressing them. He said: “We are here today in Borno State to interact with you (troops) and to celebrate the 57th Independence Day anniversary.
“I want to commend you for your sacrifices in the fight against insurgents. I am here as a morale booster and I assure you that we will continue to do our best to support you in the frontline and end all forms of terrorism in our dear country.
“I want to also say that those who think they can do everything to divide Nigeria are jokers, because Nigeria is an indivisible country.
“We, as government, will continue to improve on the economy to create jobs for the teeming youths. We are also determined to kick corruption out of this country. “I was a state governor sometime ago and Borno was my base. At that time, nobody thought Borno will witness any crisis, but I want to reiterate that we will do our best to restore peace in any part of this great country.”
During the election campaign in 2015, President Buhari promised to lead the war against the terrorist insurgent from the front. The President has achieved much success in the area of security and under his leadership, the Nigerian Army has recaptured Sambisa forest, a major strong hold of Boko Haram.