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Published On: Wed, Jul 2nd, 2014

Boko Haram: Nigerian govt has not failed – Okonjo-Iweala

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Okonjo-Iweala_Ngozi (1)By Aminu Imam

Coordinating minister for the economy and Finance minister, Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has denied the accusation in some quarters that the federal government was unable to end the insurgency that is bedevilling the country

According to a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa report monitored yesterday, the minister said the government is doing its best to ensure that peace is restored to the troubled regions in the country

she said, ‘We showed that we are able to contain the insurgent attacks; the bomb attack suspect who planted bombs in Kano has been arrested. The government is doing its best within its powers.

The minister’s comments is coming a few days after more than twenty people were killed in

Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, when Boko Haram insurgents bombed a popular market, killing 20 people, 69 other residents were injured.

Many Nigerians have criticised the Goodluck Jonathan administration for its poor handling of the Boko Haram insurgency, especially in the north-eastern part of the country.

It could be recalled that it is almost three months now since the Boko Haram terrorists abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno state,

The United Nations has estimated that the Boko Haram insurgency has displaced an estimated 65,000 persons from their homes.

 

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