On Tuesday, the Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, told the United Nations that Nigeria is still battling with Boko Haram and terrorism.
This was contained in a recorded address the president sent to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
“Nigeria remains deeply concerned over the illicit trade, transfer, and circulation of small arms and light weapons, particularly on the continent of Africa. In Nigeria, we are still facing violent extremism from the insurgency of Boko Haram and bandits,” he said.
Buhari went on to say that he was counting on neighbouring countries and the international community for support in the fight against terrorism in the Lake Chad Basin and indeed, the whole of the Sahel Region.
The address also mentioned the need to checkmate the movement of illegal small arms and weapons in the area.
He further expressed his administration’s commitment to continue to reconstruct, rehabilitate and resettle victims of insurgency in the North-East Region.