President Muhammadu Buhari says fighting terrorism in the North-East is very difficult largely due to unemployment and poverty in the region.
Buhari who disclosed this on Thursday during an Arise TV broadcast said he believed the majority of the Boko Haram members are Nigerians after being told so by the Borno Governor Babagana Zulum.
He said though it had not been easy for his administration to fight corruption since the last six years, it had succeeded in easing out corrupt public officials without making noise about it.
Buhari said much was achieved in the fight against corruption when he was military Head of State in the early 80s “when a lot of people were sent to prisons before I was also booted out.”
He said the local government system was almost nonexistent in the country as governors have continued to starve them of funds.
“In a situation where N300 million is allocated to the local government and they are given N100 million is not fair,” Buhari said.