March 31, 2023

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has expressed that Nigeria cannot be called a failed state and that insecurity is only prevalent “in one corner of the country”.

He stated this while speaking during ‘Focus on Africa’, a programme on BBC.

The information minister stated that the present administration has “pinned” Boko Haram to a “very small area”.

Mohammed recalled how the Taliban fighters took over power in Afghanistan in a few weeks while stressing that Nigerians must appreciate the fight against terrorism.

“In the north-east, we are facing the challenge of the Boko Haram, which is purely an ideologically driven terrorist group. What is happening in Afghanistan presently is a good pointer. It shows that a movement driven by ideology is very difficult to overcome.

The US, having spent 20 years, trillions of dollars, thousands of lives lost, it took the Taliban only a few weeks to come,” he said.

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