President Buhari today met with the Secretary General of the United
Nations, Ban Ki Moon, on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit
currently holding in Abu Dhabi. In a statement released by the Senior
Special Assistant to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba,
president Buhari said that in collaboration with the Multinational Joint
Task Force, the Nigerian Armed Forces have driven the terrorist group
from Nigerian territory into “fall-back positions”.
“They are currently not holding any territory today as we speak, ” he
told Mr. Ban Ki Moon.
He also told the United Nations Secretary-General that Nigeria will
persistently pursue global action to reverse the drying up of Lake Chad
and save the lives of those who depend on it for survival.
“With all due respect to our neighbours, Nigeria has been worst hit by
the drying up of the Lake Chad and we are hoping that the global
community will support the process of halting the drying up of the lake,
” President Buhari said.