President Goodluck Jonathan is optimistic that the issue of Boko Haram insurgency will be over in the next three months.
The Islamist sect, Boko Haram had claimed responsibility for series of attacks in north-east Nigeria in particular as well as the attacks on the Police headquarters and United Nations building, both in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
On Friday, the President said in a CNN interview monitored by our correspondent that Nigeria’s “security architecture” was not prepared for the problem of terrorism.
He also said the country was not negotiating with Boko Haram contrary to opinions, but simply making attempts to “change their orientation”.
“We are not negotiating with Boko Haram. It is done all over the world. It is not negotiation. We are not begging.
“Our security architecture was first designed to deal with ordinary criminals but since terror started, we have been building it. I believe if you are to interview me again in three months’ time, you will praise me that this government has tried.
“We are tackling terror from various angles. We must first of all stop them through military intervention, which we have initiated by declaring a state of emergency in three states where these terror attacks are predominant,” President Jonathan said.