President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said his administration demonstrated the ability to contain the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, especially in the North East.
The President who is in Turkey said the improved security situation in the region was an eloquent testimony to the efforts of his administration in combating terrorism since he came into office in May 2015.
“We were very surprised and disturbed by the claim made by Boko Haram on what they have been getting from ISIS; we know we will be able to contain them and we have proven that we can do it,” he said. “We are very pleased that Turkey is in a position to assist us and has been strengthening our educational and health institutions.”
A statement signed on Thursday by his senior special assistant to on media and publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said Buhari and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to strengthen cooperation between Nigeria and Turkey to counter terrorism.