President Muhammdau Buhari signalled a new approach to subduing the Boko Haram insurgency when he directed the central
command of the
military to relocate to Maiduguri, Borno, from the Federal capital,
Buhari, who gave the directive in his address after his
inauguration, said it was impossible to achieve victory against the
insurgents if the command continued to operate from Abuja.
He said that the command centre would relocate and remain in Maiduguri until the insurgents were subdued.
He appealed for patience from Nigerians to enable his administration to settle down and face the challenges in the nation.
appeal for unity is predicated on the seriousness of the legacy we are
getting into. With depleted foreign reserves, falling oil prices,
leakages and debts the Nigerian economy is in deep trouble.
will require careful management to bring it round and to tackle the
immediate challenges confronting us, namely, Boko Haram, the Niger Delta
situation, the power shortages and unemployment, especially among young
“The most immediate is Boko Haram insurgency. Progress
has been made in recent weeks by our security forces but victory cannot
be achieved by basing the Command and Control Centre in Abuja.
“The command centre will be relocated to Maiduguri and remain there until Boko Haram is completely subdued,’’ Buhari said.
however, said that the victory would not be complete without rescuing
the Chibok girls, and other innocent people held by the insurgents,