Boko Haram: Jonathan Accuses Media Of Creating False Impression
President Goodluck Jonathan has said the media was blowing the security situation in the north eastern part of the country out of proportion.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati.
Jonathan said this at the opening of the meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investment Council (HIIC). He said that the impression being created by sections of the media that the situation was worsening was not true.
The president told the international community that the Federal Government was working very hard to curtail the ability of Boko Haram to capture and hold any Nigerian territory.
According to the president, the Armed Forces and security agencies were making steady gains in recovering areas recently taken by the sect.
“We are improving on security. For about a week now there have been no reports of Boko Haram seizing more territory. Rather, we are steadily pushing them back. The impression being created by sections of the media that the situation is worsening is not true. I can assure you that it will never get worse,’’ he said.