President Buhari, on Wednesday, said corruption is the main reason why the Nigerian Military has been unable to defeat Boko Haram terrorist.
The President said this when he received Egypt’s Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed El-Tayeb. He noted that the image of the military was greatly tarnished when it lost 14 local government to the insurgents.
While stating that the military have recovered all the territories under Boko Haram, the President also said that his administration has taken measures to reduce corruption in the military and also provide better logistics, weaponry, training and welfare for soldiers on the frontlines.
“When we curbed corruption and removed the injustice in the military, we began to make progress,” he said.
Buhari further said that the war against terror must be supported by all muslims, adding “You can’t kill the innocent in churches or in mosques and shout Allahu Akbar”.