By Levinus Nwabughiogu

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja said that Nigeria has gathered more capacity to effectively root out insurgency in the country.

Buhari’s new strength however followed  the formation of a stronger regional coalition between Nigeria and her neighbouring countries in the full activation and deployment of  the Multi National Joint Task Force which has been established under the auspices of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.

It will be recalled that President Buhari just returned from Republic of Cameroon where the regional Task Force was launched.Buhari boko

Speaking when he received the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa, Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, President Buhari assured that the measures so far taken would lead to the speedy defeat and elimination of Boko Haram within the region.

He added that with the relocation of the Command and Control Centre of the Nigerian military to Maiduguri, Borno State, the morale of troops in the front-line states had improved significantly.

“You can tell the Secretary-General that we are doing our best and our best will be good enough for the nation and the sub-region,” he said.

The president also solicited the assistance of UN through the Representative in the forthcoming upcoming elections in Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea and Burkina Faso.

He remarked that the use of innovative technologies was necessary to ensure more credible elections.

“When citizens recognise that their votes count, it will boost their confidence in democracy and their countries’ electoral systems,” he said.

He recalled that why Nigeria could afford the use of smart card readers to authenticate prospective voters, other African countries may require support and assistance from the international community.

Earlier, the UN Envoy commended President Buhari for his strong and positive actions against terrorism even as he expressed optimism that Buhari’s recent visit to Cameroon would lead to peaceful resolution of all border issues with the country.

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