- Some Nigerian living abroad have given reasons for the recent decrease in the number of people killed by Boko Haram terrorists
- These Nigerians said the recent report by the Global Terrorism Index on Nigeria shows President Muhammadu Buhari's committment and resolve to fighting terrorism
- The Nigerians said the current rating on the GTI shows great improvement in the fight against the deadly Boko Haram group
Some Nigerians in diaspora have commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the federal government on the gains by the present administration in the fight against terrorism.
The Nigerians under the aegis of Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) said they are delighted the recent Global Terrorism Index Report which stated that although Nigeria has remained on the third position, killing by Boko Haram terrorists have reduced by 80%.
The group said the feats were achieved through the commitment of President Buhari and his resolve to fighting terrorism.
NDMG in a statement signed by its president Ibikun Ola on Thursday, November 16, said the current rating on the GTI shows great improvement in the fight against the deadly Boko Haram group.
Ola said the report will also help improve Nigeria's economy and enhance free movement of Nigerians living and carrying out legitimate business in other countries.
He also said it is obvious that the gains being made by Nigeria, especially the sacrifices by the military is being recognized at the global scene.
Ola said: "Two things that the president did which is worth special mention is the order relocating the operational headquarters of the military to the North east zone and the relocation of the service chiefs to those areas.This has added verve and seriousness to the fight and boosted the morale of the soldiers on the field."
We note particularity the report by the Global Terrorism Index and that of the BBC on the development which has confirmed Nigeria's contribution to winning the war against global terrorism and other crimes against humanity.
The number of terrorism related deaths around the world fell according to the report for a second year in 2016, showing that the biggest drop was recorded in Nigeria where there's been an 80% reduction.
"Those resident in the North-eastern part of Nigeria as well as other areas will confirm the relationship between these reports and what is currently obtainable in terms of the reduction in such activities.
"Apart from pockets of largely unsuccessful attempts at soft targets, several Nigerian cities hitherto groaning under terror are beginning to forget what the sound of bombs and armed attacks feels like while life has returned to normal in many former war ravaged areas."
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Global Terrorism Index report said that Boko Haram killing in Nigeria had reduced by 80%.
The report however said that Nigeria occupied the same third ranking in terrorism as it did in 2015 and 2016.
It said Nigeria has recorded the biggest decrease in terrorism with 3,100 fewer people killed compared to 2015.
Nigerian Air Force operations against Boko Haram on NAIJ.com TV