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I’ll end Boko Haram insurgency if elected president, Atiku pledges

FORMER Vice President Atiku Abubakar has vowed to end insurgency and other social vices in the country if elected as president.

Atiku was the candidate of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, for the 2019 general elections.

The 74-year-old spoke during an interview on ‘Fitilar Siyasa,’ an Hausa current affairs programme on Progress Radio.

He said the spate of kidnappings and banditry in the country was worrisome, adding that criminality would thrive when government showed nonchalant disposition in nipping crime in the bud.

He said, “First of all, I will end Boko Haram because there’s no concrete reason why we are still fighting Boko Haram after 10 years. We had civil war, spent about 30 months and won the battle; why can’t we apply the same for Boko Haram?

“I will make sure Boko Haram becomes history in Nigeria and normalcy will return to the North-East and the nation at large.”

The PDP leader also wondered why the process towards amending the Electoral Act was slow, saying, “The APC government is doing this because they want to manipulate the upcoming elections.”

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