President Muhammadu Buhari has said the insurgent group, Boko Haram, was fraudulent and a plot to destroy Nigeria.
Buhari stated this while receiving Executive members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the State House, Abuja.
The president told them about his visit to Adamawa and Yobe states earlier in the week.
NewsWireNGR reports that the state governor, Mai Mala Buni, declared Monday and Tuesday as public holidays to welcome the President to the state.
The President said the security situation had improved over the years, particularly in the North East where the focus had shifted to rebuilding infrastructure and re-orientation on education.
“I am very grateful for your visit to the Presidential Villa, and I agree with you on some of the observations you have made. The question of insecurity is most important to us because unless a country or institution is at peace, it will be difficult to manage.
“I just came back from Adamawa and Yobe States. During the visit to both states, I listened carefully to what the people and officials had to say. And they all said the situation had improved since 2015, especially in Borno State.
“Boko Haram was just fraudulent and a plot to destroy Nigeria. You can’t say people should not learn; the people need to grow intellectually,’’ he said.