The Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan , has claimed in a much publicised “media chat” televised on Sunday 29th September 2013 that his government has reduced the activities of the much dreaded Boko Haram terrorist organisation barely 24 hours after militants suspected to be Boko Haram members killed 28 students.
President Jonathan based his observation on the fact that the terrorist organisation can no longer attack the federal capital, Abuja.
“Look at Boko Haram, you will agree that our security architecture is now able to reduce them. Now they can’t bomb Abuja,” the President said.
He also spoke about other regions, saying: “even in Maiduguri and Damaturu, the security is tight but the forest areas are huge challenges.” Speaking further, he said “I said Boko Haram are in government, even in the North, some soldiers betrayed the government, a senator is being prosecuted.”
When asked whether the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau was indeed dead, the President simply said “as President, I don’t know if he is dead or alive, I don’t want to speculate.”
Below are clips from the interview: