Yola - Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has declared that if he was the President of Nigeria, the Boko Haram insurgency would not have existed in the country.
Atiku said he would have used all at his disposal to ensure that the terrorist group did not strike in any part of North-Eastern Nigeria and other places in the country, reports Daily Post
Abubakar stated this in Yola on Tuesday at the distribution of relief materials to over 50 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at American University of Nigeria (AUN) drawn from all over IDPs camps across Adamawa State.
The distribution was part of programmes lined up to commemorate Atiku’s 70th birthday celebrations.
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The former Vice President noted that a similar group tried to reared its head in Yobe State in 2002 but was smashed.
He stated that noting was heard of the group until he left government.
Atiku regretted that Boko Haram took over seven of the 21 local government area of Adamawa, adding that what he did to prevent Boko Haram from completely over running Adamawa State is between him and Almighty God.
- News 24