The recent increase in attacks carried out by Boko Haram against security agents and citizens have a link with the coming 2019 presidential election, a civil society group, Non-Violent Peace Initiative (NPI), has revealed.
NPI alleged that some politicians were behind the new rise in the attacks by the terrorist group.
The claim is coincided with the abduction of some oil workers in the north-eastern part of country by the group.
Daily Trust quoted the NPI president, Mohammed Sahnun Idris, as saying in Abuja as confirming that the current administration actually defeated Boko Haram.
What is currently happening in relation to the activities of the group is mere politics, he said.
“As far as we are concerned, Boko Haram has been defeated by the Buhari government. The recent attacks perpetrated by the sect are mere political game ahead of 2019,” he said.
He pleaded with the government and security agencies in the country to tackle the political aspect of the terrorist activities before it degenerates to another humanitarian crisis.
“Our organization, in partnership with government, has initiated a peaceful dialogue in the liberated areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa with the view to supporting and sustaining the efforts of the government in returning peace and hope to these states” he added.
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