The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the days of Boko Haram are numbered despite its recent attack on the University of Maiduguri.
On Monday, suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked a mosque in the university, killing five and injuring 17.
In a statement on Tuesday, Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the party, said the attack on the university was a desperate attempt to remain in the country’s consciousness.
“The APC condoles with the families of victims of the bomb blasts, which occurred in a Mosque inside the University of Maiduguri on Monday, leading to the death of a professor of veterinary medicine, Aliyu Usman Mani, and four others,” Abdullahi said.
“The APC strongly condemns this cowardly act by Boko Haram, and we view this latest act of terror as another confirmation of the group’s desperation to remain in the national consciousness, having lost its former stronghold to the Nigerian army.
“Even as we mourn with fellow citizens who have fallen victims to the terrorists, we are consoled by the knowledge that Boko Haram’s days are numbered and these indeed are its dying days.
“We once again salute our gallant men in uniform for their heroic efforts and their invaluable sacrifice to our nation. We commend President Muhammadu Buhari for keeping the promise that our Party made to Nigerians that we would end the insurgency and restore peace to the north-east of Nigeria.”
The party further assured Nigerians that with their support and prayers, the attacks by Boko Haram would soon be a thing of the past.