<![CDATA[An association of civil society organisations (CSOs), under the auspices of the Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE), on Tuesday, held a peaceful protest in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to back President Muhammadu Buhari-led government’s onslaught to root out Boko Haram in Nigeria.
The group, which began its rally from the Federal Secretariat, marched to the National Assembly gate before they ended the demonstration at the Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation (OSGF).
With different placards that read: “President Muhammadu Buhari Conqueror of Boko Haram,” “Support Mr President to also Defeat Intellectual Boko Haram,” etc, the young men and women who were dressed in white T-Shirts and caps, sang various solidarity songs in support of the current government.
The Coalition Secretary General, Comrade Daniel Obaje, said for the breakthrough in defeating Boko Haram, the group has decided to come out to commend President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, we can categorically say that since the government of President Buhari came into office in May 29, 2015, significant progress has been made in addressing the security breaches that had threatened the integrity of Nigeria.
“The coffin we are carry today is that of the Boko Haram terror group, which has now been defeated and killed off by our gallant military,” Obaje said.
Receiving the group, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachi Lawal, commended the group for expressing their support for President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on the fight against Boko Haram.
The SGF, who was represented by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Policy Development and Analysis, Ibrahim Bapetel Hasan, assured the protesting youth that their message would be transmitted to Mr President.
“I welcome you all and thank you for taking a bold step towards appreciating what Mr President has promised during the electioneering campaign to tackle the problem of insecurity by Boko Haram.
“I assure you that your message will be handed to the SGF and through him, your message will be deliver
to Mr President,” he said.]]>