Buhari vows to unite Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari, who took office in 2015 is vowing to end Boko Haram’s offensive to create an Islamic caliphate in the northeast, he also declared his priority to improve security in Africa’s most populous country of 150.53 million.
The issue has become politically charged in the run-up to an election next year which Buhari said he wants to contest.
At least four people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria this week, the national emergency agency said, the second such clash in Maiduguri city in a month.
Five suicide bombers were also killed in the attack, which Nigeria’s military confirmed had been repelled.
Blasts and gunfire were heard by residents in the city which is the major urban centre of Borno, the state worst hit by an insurgency which has killed more than 34,000 people since 2009.
However the tensions over security problems are mounting, and Catholic clergy joint the opposition to President Buhari, demanding his resignation. Following the recent killings of two Catholic priests and other worshippers in Benue State by Fulani militant the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign.