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Trump's victory: Maiduguri residents say Boko Haram days are numbered

09 November 2016, 20:00

Maiduguri - Some residents of Maiduguri on Wednesday said that with the election of Donald Trump as the new U.S. President , the days of the Boko Haram insurgents were numbered.

The respondents disclosed this in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.

Malam Muhammad Ibrahim, a civil servant, said that the emergence of Trump as the American President did not come as a surprise.

He said that the Trump agenda of fighting terrorism would be benefit Nigeria, especially regarding the fight against Boko Haram.

” I think Nigeria is going to gain a lot from the new president, especially in the fight against terrorism.

“Going by his words, it will be safe to say that the days of Boko Haram are numbered because he is going to kick out their main sponsors, the Islamic State Militants,” he said.

Also read: Nigerians plan to return from America after Donald Trump win

Malam Abba Kali, a journalist, also said that the emergence of Trump presidency would also help in ending the country’s economic recession.

“I think Nigeria is going to be better for it, the new president will help a great deal in ending our current recession.

” I believe his policies will help revive the world crude oil prices as well as end the current global recession, ” he said.

Mr Patrick James, another journalist, said that the election of Trump will give Africa the chance to use its human and material resources for development.

“Mr Trump has made it clear that he was going to send home Africans staying in America illegally.

” This is good news to us, let them come back and develop their continent instead of developing America, ” he said. 

 

- NAN

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