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Boko Haram Militants ‘technically defeated’ in Nigeria

By on December 24, 2015

Nigeria has “technically won the war” against Islamist Boko Haram militants, President Muhammadu Buhari says.He told the BBC that the militant group could no longer mount “conventional attacks” against security forces or population centres.

It had been reduced to fighting with improvised explosives devices (IED) and remained a force only in its heartland of Borno state, he said.

President Buhari has given the army until the end of this year to defeat the group.

For Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria have won the war “because people are going back into their neighbourhoods…”

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