Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said Boko Haram insurgents will continue to attack the North-East due to the huge size of the area.
Osinbajo made this known when he represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the Eid-el-Kabir Lunch held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said, in trying to police the North-East, the federal government is dealing with a vast country equivalent in size to the whole of the United Kingdom and Denmark or Switzerland.
Osinbajo said, “I was speaking to the UK Foreign Minister (Boris Johnson) a few days ago and I explained to him how it is so difficult to police the North-East.
So, I explained to the Foreign minister that we are still going to experience these attacks because of the vast area that we are dealing with.
I said that the North-East is equivalent of the whole of the United Kingdom plus Denmark or Switzerland. So, we are dealing with a vast country.
I said that this North-East that you speak about, over the past two years, we have managed to ensure that Boko Haram does not hold any territory, but there are still opportunistic attacks here and there.