Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar declared that he has all it takes to stop Boko Haram insurgency in the country, adding that he defeated the deadly Islamic sect in some parts of his state, Adamawa.
The Turaki Adamawa made this claim on Wednesday in Yola while distributing relief materials to over 50,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at his university, American University of Nigeria (AUN) in commemoration of his 70th birthday scheduled for November 25.
He said, “21 local government area of Adamawa were at a time taken over by Boko Haram and what i did to prevent them from completely over running the state is between me and Almighty God.”
He blamed the continued existence of Boko Haram on the absence of committed leadership, adding that if he were the president of Nigeria, the insurgency would not take place in the country.
His word, “If you recalled,while we are in office in 2002, such a small up raising ,very similar to this Boko Haram,reared their head in Yobe State,then,we smashed it immediately.
“So I think it requires a steadfast leadership,a leadership that is decisive.”