President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday that the current insecurity challenge in North-West was created to divert attention.
The presidents said this when he received members of North East Alliance for Buhari 2019 at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
“When the Northeast became too tough, they created a diversion in the North West but this country is big enough and resourceful to defend its territorial integrity and we will continue to do our best,’’ he said.
The president assured that the present administration would continue to work hard to stabilise the country.
In his remarks, leader of the group, Malam Kaka Bolori, lauded the president for improving the security situation in the northeast.
“We, the people of the Northeast are best placed to say whether there is improvement in the security situation or not compare to before your emergence as the president in 2015.
“Whoever says the Boko Haram is not degraded or security situation has not improved does not mean well for this country. Your administration has succeeded in reclaiming our territory that was captured before your emergence,” he said.