President Muhammadu Buhari has today, December 5, received letters of credence from three ambassadors to Nigeria: Ecuador, Zambia, Colombia.
Buhari speaking at an audience with Ecuador’s new Ambassador to Nigeria, Leopoldo Rovayo Verdesoto, said that he expected religious leaders in Nigeria to do more to support the Federal government’s efforts to strip Boko Haram of all of its religious pretensions and fully expose the group as vicious terrorists, devoid of any moral or philosophical direction.
The leader of the nation said: “What we have succeeded in doing is to separate terrorism from religion. The initial attraction for recruitments was religion. But now, people cannot relate with their relevance anymore and they are only associated with the destruction of lives and properties.
“If your life does not mean anything to you, other peoples’ lives will not mean anything to you as well. And people are beginning to see that Boko Haram is just about destruction and nothing else.”
The Nigerian president also told the new ambassador that his government would continue to prioritize change and other measures to help the Nigerian economy endure the shock of falling crude oil prices.
The Nigerian army has to meet three-month deadline in the end of December given by President Buhari during the ceremony of swearing-in new services chiefs.
Meanwhile, November 2015 deadly activities of the sect show its weakening.
While, Boko Haram continue to target innocent people in separate suicide bombings only one local government area is under the control of the deadly sect in Borno state.