- Femi Adesina says the Boko Haram tterrorists have become so defeated that they cannot even stage a come-back with their released commanders
- He said Nigeria is only seeing pockets of attacks in the northeast unlike the largescale violence that used to be the order of the day
- Adesina is confident that the Nigerian security agencies are capable of stopping any attacks
Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina has said that there is nothing for Nigerians to worry about over the Boko Haram insurgents swapped with 82 Chibok girls because security agencies were in full control.
The Cable reports that Adesina made this submission in a live interview on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme where he said only pockets of attacks occurred in the northeast.
He said: “When there is ability and capacity to ensure security there is no need to worry, the north-east is under the effective control of the security agencies.
“I know there are pockets of attacks here and there but in terms of is the area secure? Yes. We know it is secure.”
Adesina denied that attacks in the northeast were on the increase.
He said: “This is a conjecture and there is no truth in it, the [attacks are] talks of the last kicks of a dying horse, that it was what you saw.
“There are factions. I’m sure when those 21 girls were released, a faction must have been pissed and they decided to strike with some ferocity after that.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com gathered that Maiduguri and Chibok in Borno state were agog on Sunday, May 7 when reports filtered into the state about the 82 girls released by Boko Haram.
Churches in the hometown of the girls, Chibok, was filled to the brim, with many thanking God for the safe return of the girls.
“Our joy is unquantifiable; we are most grateful to God most high for this day, and will continue to pray fervently for the release of the remaining 103,” Mrs Yana Galam, the leader of the mothers of the abducted girls, said as she boarded a vehicle to Abuja.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group members protesting the non-release of the girls months back