President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, speaking on the insurgent group Boko Haram, said that they will be denied a recruitment base the moment local communities realize that its claim to being a religious group is nothing but a fraud.
“The fraud called Boko Haram can be defeated by denying it a recruitment base, No religion allows for the killing of children in school dormitory, in markets and places of worship. They have nothing to do with religion. They are terrorists and we are going to deal with them as they deal with terrorists anywhere,” he said.
Gen. Buhari who was pained by the destruction of schools in the North-eastern region of the country said, it was an action that denied thousands of youngster’s access to education and a better future unless something was done urgently to avert this tragedy.
“The worst thing anybody can do is to deny children access to education. That will be destructive to their lives and we are not going to allow that to happen,” he said.
The President-elect, also promised to aid the affected states announcing that his government will help the states to get more money to improve infrastructure by ensuring that all federally collectible revenues are paid directly into the federation account and each tier of government given its due share.
“As at now, the government does not even know how many revenue accounts it has. We will give all the tiers what is due to them but will hold them to be accountable as we would the federal government.”
He commended Governor Al-Makura for surviving his many impeachment plots, saying “without Nasarawa, there would not have been an APC”.