President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared that none of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria is under the control of the insurgents, Boko Haram.
The Senator representing Borno Central, Baba Kaka Garbai had recently claimed that more than 50 percent of Borno State was under the control of Boko Haram.
Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima and the Nigerian Army had swiftly disagreed with the senator’s position.
Buhari, at a joint briefing with the visiting German President, Mr. Joachim Guack at the Presidential Villa, Abuja maintained that the senator’s position was incorrect.
He also called for the support of Germany to make sure Nigeria emerges a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).