“I know that he (Buhari) is very, very concerned about the insurgency. He has gotten it right that first of all there must be military ascendancy over the insurgents,” says former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
Obasanjo stated this on Monday during a visit to the Borno state government house, where he met with the state governor, Kashim Shettima.
The former president praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his ongoing efforts to stop Boko Haram militancy in the region.
Obasanjo, who expressed hope that the terror activities will so be a thing of the past, also said that: “I do travel a lot in Africa and outside Africa.
Where I have gone in recent times, what the people wanted to know is how Nigeria is coping with the situation of insurgency.”
“I think we are not out of the woods yet, but it appeared we can see the light beyond the tunnel,” he said.
“There is no doubt that with the combined efforts at the local level, at the state level and at the federal level, even at the community level, that our security forces are on the ascendancy over the forces of destruction and the menace of insurgency that we have experienced for almost six years now.”
Speaking on the return of socio-economic activities in the state, Obasanjo said: “My experience from the airport to Government House is that what I experienced in 2011 is different from what I experienced today.”
“There is evidence that things are changing, the situation is improving. We pray that by the end of this year no one will be in the Internally Displaced Persons camp again.”