‘Boko Haram a fraud’
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The speed of the spread of the virus took the world by surprise, and by the time a concerted international effort was in place to stem the epidemic, it had already overwhelmed the health services of the Abuja — Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu buhari has denounced boko Haram’s claim to be a religious group, slamming its attacks on civilians and vowing a hard line against the Islamist militants.
“The fraud called boko Haram can be defeated by denying it a recruitment base. No religion allows for the killing of children in school dormitories, in markets and places of worship,” he said.
“They have nothing to do with religion. They are terrorists and we are going to deal with them as we deal with terrorists.”
Mr buhari (72) won presidential elections last month with a promise of a tough stance against boko Haram, whose insurgency has killed at least 15 000 since 2009 and left more than 1.5 million homeless.
The former military ruler accused his opponent President Goodluck jonathan of a failure of leadership in tackling the security threat. On Mr jonathan’s watch, book Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from their home town of Chibok in the north-eastern state of borno. More than a year on, 219 are still being held.
“The worst thing anybody can do is to deny children access to education. “That will be destructive to their lives and we are not going to allow that to happen,”buhari said.
Buhari, who takes office on May 29, has cautioned he cannot make promises to return the kidnapped schoolgirls. – AFP