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Buhari govt lobbying international community against IPOB, Boko Haram, bandits’ funding – Presidency

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The Presidency has disclosed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is lobbying the international community against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), bandits and Boko Haram.

Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the Nigerian government is lobbying its international counterparts to proscribe IPOB, bandits, and Boko Haram.

Shehu explained that the move is to block the funding of IPOB, Boko Haram, and bandits.

He disclosed this in a statement he issued in response to an editorial from Daily Trust Newspaper titled “Life has lost its value under Buhari’s Nigeria.”

Shehu said the Nigerian military is working round the clock to keep Nigeria safe.

The statement by Shehu reads partly: “First, our military efforts have not let up. It is true that in the face of today’s growing number of threats from Boko Haram, kidnappers and IPOB to your run-of-the-mill bandits, our forces are stretched increasingly thin. But our dedicated soldiers are working around the clock to keep Nigerians safe.

“Third, even as the West continues to extricate itself from Africa militarily, we are lobbying our Western allies aggressively for partnership, investment and support in other areas, such as proscribing Boko Haram, bandits and IPOB as terrorist groups, which would severely dent their funding; for investment in trade and infrastructure, to help lessen economic instability; and to help with technical assistance, advanced weaponry, intelligence and ordinance.”

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