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AGAINST BOKO HARAM.

PRESIDENT BUHARI, WELCOME TO THE

PROGRAM.

YOU ARE HERE FOR AN

ANTI-CORRUPTION SUMMIT.

OF COURSE IT'S BEEN OVERHAD

DOUGHED BY WHAT THE PRIME

MINISTER SAID TO THE QUEEN ABOUT

YOUR COUNTRY AND AFGHANISTAN

CALLING YOU FANTASTICALLY

CORRUPT.

WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO THAT?

>> WELL, HE'S TALKING ABOUT WHAT

HE KNOWS ABOUT THE TWO OF US,

AFGHANISTAN AND NIGERIA.

AND BY WHAT WE'RE DOING WILL IN

MY FWAENIGERIA BY THE DAY.

I HOPE HE DID NOT ADDRESS THE

PRESS.

>> HE SAID IT PRIVATELY.

HE DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD BE

BROADCAST, BUT IT WAS.

AND YOU ARE BEING VERY HONEST BY

SAYING THAT HE IS RIGHT.

AND YOU TOLD ME MR. PRESIDENT

DURING YOUR CAMPAIGN THAT WE

HAVE TO KILL CORRUPTION OR ELSE

CORRUPTION WILL KILL NIGERIA.

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

ARE YOU MAKING ANY INROADS?

>> YES, WE ARE.

AND THOSE THAT ARE FOLLOWING THE

DEVELOPMENTS SEE IT.

NIGERIANS NOW ARE ACUTELY AWARE

THAT WHAT WE WERE SAYING DURING

OUR CAMPAIGN, THAT THERE WAS NO

EXAGGERATION.

AND A FEW INSTANCES WHERE $2.1

BILLION, NOT $2 MILLION, WERE

VOTED FOR MILITARY HARD AND

SOFTWARE FOR OPERATIONS AGAINST

BOKO HARAM.

THOSE RESPONSIBLE SAT DONE AS IF

THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE LUNCH OR

DINNER AND SHARED IT AND PUT IT

IN THEIR ACCOUNTS.

>> YOU'RE KIDDING.

THE MONEY THAT YOU DESIGNATED TO

FIGHT YOUR MAJOR TERRORIST GROUP

BOKO HARAM, THEY PUT IT IN THEIR

POCKETS?

>> YES.

>> WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THESE

PEOPLE?

DO HEADS ROLL IN TERMS OF LOSING

THEIR JOBS, GETTING FIRED?

>> MOST OF THEM ARE NOW BEHIND

THE BARS.

WE'RE GETTING THE DOCUMENTS

CORRECTED IN A WAY SO THAT WE

CAN SECURE SUCCESSFUL

PROSECUTION.

>> YOU'VE ALSO TALKED ABOUT

HAVING GONE THROUGH A LOT OF

PAPERS AND FOUND SORT OF LEGIONS

OF SO-CALLED GHOST WORKERS,

PEOPLE WHO ARE PULLING SALARIES

WHO DON'T EVEN EXIST OR FOR JOBS

THAT DON'T EVEN EXIST.

I THINK 23,000 OF THESE

SO-CALLED GHOST WORKERS.

>> SO FAR.

>> ARE THERE MANY THOUSANDS

MORE?

>> I SUSPECT YES.

>> SO YOU'VE BEEN GETTING RID OF

THEM SYSTEMICALLY?

>> WE HAVE TO.

THEY NEVER EXISTED, SO THE

CONCEPT OF GETTING RID OF THEM

DOES NOT A RISE.

ALL WE'RE DOING ARE THOSE WHO

HAVE BEEN SIGNING THESE VOUCHERS

AND POCKETING THE MONEY, IT'S A

QUESTION OF FOR HOW MANY.

>> YOU TOOK IT AS YOUR MAIN

PLATFORM DURING YOUR CAMPAIGN.

SINCE BECOMING PRESIDENT, ARE

YOU MORE SHOCKED OR LESS SHOCKED

BY THE EXTENT OF CORRUPTION THAT

HAS CRIPPLED SO MANY OF THE

INSTRU

STRUCTURES AND INFRASTRUCTURE OF

NIGERIA?

>> MORE SHOCKED.

>> THE ISSUE OF BOKO HARAM IS

SOMETHING THAT THE LOCAL WORLD

IS LOOKING AT NIGERIA FOR,

PARTICULARLY THESE POOR GIRLS

WHO HAVE BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL

SYMBOL FOR ALL THAT IS WRONG

WITH THIS TERRORISM, WITH THIS

RADICAL ISLAMISM AND WITH THE

ATTACK ON CIVILIANS ESPECIALLY

GIRLS.

GIVE ME A STATUS REPORT OF YOUR

PROMISE THAT YOU WOULD HAVE

DEFEATED BOKO HARAM BY THE FIRST

YEAR OF YOUR PRESIDENCY.

>> WELL, THOSE WHO FOLLOW US

CLOSELY WILL KNOW THAT WHEN WE

CAME IN, BE COMPANY THAT RAM WAS

HOLDING BOW COMPANY THAT ROM WAS

HOLDING 14 OUT OF 774 LOCAL

GOVERNMENTS IN NIGERIA.

THEY PITCHED THEIR FLAG AND

CALLED IT SOME SORT OF REPUBLIC,

CALIPHATE OF SOME SORT.

BUT NOW ASK THE PEOPLE OF THE

STATE OF BOMO, BOKO HARAM IS NOT

HOLDING ANY PARTICULAR LOCAL GO.

.

BUT WHAT THEY ARE DOING, THEY

HAVE GONE DOWN TO TECHNOLOGY,

IMPROPER VADVISED EXPLOSIVE

DEVICES FOR SOFT TARGETSES

CHURCHES, MOSQUES, MARKETPLACES,

MOTOR PARKS.

AND KILLED PEOPLE IN MASS.

SO THEY ARE RAPIDLY ALIENATES

THEMSELVES TO THE PUBLIC.

>> THESE GIRLS ARE STILL

CAPTIVE, MANY OF THEM.

YOUR GO.

RECEIVED A OF PROOF LIFE VIDEO

FOR ABOUT 15 OF THEM EARLIER

THIS YEAR.A OF PROOF LIFE VIDEO

FOR ABOUT 15 OF THEM EARLIER

THIS YEAR.

CNN GOT A HOLD OF THIS VIDEO.

OUR COLLEAGUE WAS SHOWN IT.

AND SHE THEN SHOWED IT TO THE

FAMILIES.

AND THIS IS THE FIRST THEY HAD

SEEN OF PROOF OF LIFE OF THEIR

LOVELY GIRLS, OF THEIR HMISSING

GIRLS.

WHY DID IT TAKE OUR COLLEAGUE TO

HAVE TO SHOW THE FAMILIES, WHY

DIDN'T THE GOVERNMENT SHARE THIS

INFORMATION WITH THEM?

>> I HAVEN'T SEEN IN A VIDEO.

BUT EVEN IF I SEE IT, I WILL BE

VERY CAREFUL ABOUT SHOWING IT IT

TO THE FAMILY.

THERE IS NO POINT TO

DELIBERATELY RAISE HOPE OF THE

FAMILIES IF YOU CAN'T MEET THEM.

I SAW THE FAMILIES AS A GROUP

TWICE.

WOULD BE THEY CAME TO VISIT MY

WIFE.

TWO THEY CAME AS A GROUP TO SEE

ME.BE THEY CAME TO VISIT MY

WIFE.

TWO THEY CAME AS A GROUP TO SEE

ME.

S LESS I SEE THEM THE BETTER FOR

MY OWN EMOTIONAL BALANCE.

>> IT MAKES YOU SAD.

>> YES.

I TRY TO IMAGINE MY 14-YEAR-OLD

DAUGHTER, 14 TO 18, MISSING FOR

MORE THAN TWO YEARS, TRYING TO

IMAGINE WHAT CONDITION ARE THEY

IN.

A LOT OF THE FAMILIES WOULD

RATHER SEE THEIR GRAVES THAN

IMAGINE THE CONDITION THEY'RE IN

NOW.

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