‘Media Giving Oxygen To Boko Haram Insurgency’ – Lai Mohammed Reveals


29 Dec 2015

‘Media Giving Oxygen To Boko Haram Insurgency’ – Lai Mohammed Reveals

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Nigeria 's Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has pleaded with the Nigerian media to quit applauding so as to offer life to Boko Haram insurrection and glamorizing their activities.

While talking prior today on Channels TV he pleaded with writers to cease from offering oxygen to the sect."Just as I said in my meeting with the daily papers editors in Lagos on the 21st of December, the military has to a great extent met the due date to vanquish Boko Haram , and the military has coordinated the limit of terrorists to do the assaults they utilized to.

Of course, I additionally specified that the terrorists will keep on assaulting such targets as business sectors, engine parks, excitement focuses and places of love; and this is exactly what is going on.

We realize that in an insurrection, the war does not end in one day. The assault on easy prey will proceed, yet we likewise need to speak to the media to quit offering oxygen to the Boko Haram revolt. When we glamorize the assaults, it gives the terrorists more life and in a period of insurrection like this, the media additionally has a part to play, which is not to glamorize the assaults. What is occurring is not sudden; what is going on is the thing that will happen in any insurgency.

But the certainty of the assault is that Boko Haram has been adequately defeated.

Boko Haram can no longer detract any territory from us. Furthermore, if you take a gander at the connection, around a year prior, Boko Haram had complete control of 20 out of 37 local governments in Borno state. There were around six local governments in Yobe and around four in Adamawa. If today, Boko Haram is working from maybe a couple local governments in the whole country, I think the military has to a great extent succeeded in wiping out Boko Haram ." he said.

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