The president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.), claimed Monday in Kano state that some foreign elements are suspected of being part of those who are using Boko Haram to destroy the country.

Buhari, who made the disclosure during a luncheon held in his honor at Kano Government House, said: “It is unfortunate that Boko Haram has prevented the country from tapping its resources in the Lake Chad basin.

“We have shown Nigerians and the rest of the world that we have a lot of natural resources.

He recalled how Boko Haram insurgents seized control of 17 local government areas in Borno state out of 27 local governments.

“Half of Yobe State was in the hands of Boko Haram. I suspect there is an international group that wants to destroy Nigeria, otherwise how can western education be illegal? he questioned.

“We fight for our land from the groups trying to destroy Nigeria, but we are very lucky. I am very happy that Nigerians have shown me their support, identified with me and I identified with them too,” he added.

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