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FG celebrated victory over Boko Haram too soon – NLC

Monday, 31 July 2017

The General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, has said the resurgence in the Boko Haram attacks on Borno communities and the killing of the oil workers and lecturers showed that the country celebrated the purported victory over the insurgency too early.

Ozo-Eson told The PUNCH on the telephone that the attack on the oil workers and the repeated attacks on UNIMAID by the terror group indicated that the country was still faced with the threat of the insurgents.

He stated, “We should distinguish between the debate on the decision to prospect for oil in the Chad Basin and the issue of what has now happened, that is the attack itself. What has happened is a security challenge and it increasingly demonstrated that we celebrated too early, the so-called defeat of Boko Haram.

“It appears that the matter is still very much with us. And we need to focus on that. Even without prospecting for oil, you find that there have been several attacks on the University of Maiduguri in the last few months.

‘‘It is clear that Boko Haram seems to be on ascendancy and we need to develop our capacity to be able to deal with that.”

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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