President Muhammadu Buhari says north-east residents will soon experience a shift from insurgency to peace and stability.
Buhari gave the assurance on Wednesday during the inauguration of the presidential committee on the repatriation, return, and resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the zone.
The President said his administration was working on a revised approach to addressing the 13-year insurgency in the region and would not relent in efforts towards a return to peace and normalcy in the North East and return it to the path of development and growth.
The President’s promise was contained in a statement titled, ‘IN COMING MONTHS, YOU WILL WITNESS MASSIVE SHIFT FROM INSURGENCY TO PEACE, STABILITY, PRESIDENT BUHARI TELLS NIGERIANS IN THE NORTH EAST’, and signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
The statement read;
”To the people of the North-East, particularly the children and future of the North-East, we will never forget you because your courage, sacrifice, and endurance have been exemplary.
I pledge to you that in the coming months, you will begin to witness a shift away from a protracted insurgency to peacebuilding, stabilization, and ultimately, development in your respective communities as we embark on a revised approach to addressing this conflict: A return to normalcy”.