Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday admitted that the assistance his administration received from Britain helped in flushing out members of the Boko Haram sect from their hideout.
He said the assistance helped in no small measure to degrade the sect’s capacity to attack.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said this in a condolence letter he wrote to the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on the Wednesday’s terrorist attack in London.
Adesina quoted the President as thanking the British Government “for the very effective materials and logistical support to Nigeria” in the fight against Boko Haram.
“In spite of isolated attacks against soft targets, the British assistance helped in flushing Boko Haram out of their hide-out base and severely degraded their capacity to mount a serious attack on Nigerian assets,” he added.
On the terrorist attack in London, Buhari said the incident “underscores the threat we all live under. Terrorism has no borders and no season.”