President Muhammadu Buhari has told some international diplomats that Nigeria is winning the fight against insurgency.
Buhari said this while receiving letters of credence from the new Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador James Kingston Christoff and Ambassador of Mexico to Nigeria, Juan Alfred Miranda Oritz, at the State House in Abuja, on Tuesday.
Buhari who is known for saying things that do not correlate with reality, added that the unstable political atmosphere in the far away Northern African nation of Libya is the cause of the rising insurgency in Nigeria.
“The political instability in Libya continues to fuel terrorism in the Sahel, West and Central African regions.
He however failed to elaborate on how that is possible.
“Nigeria is not left out of the equation as we are fighting to rid our country of banditry, kidnapping, herder/farmer clashes and insurgency.“We are, however, making meaningful progress with the support of friendly countries like yours to sustain this fight until we overcome these challenges,” he said.