Nigeria: The defeat of deadly Boko Haram?

29 Dec 2015

Nigeria: The defeat of deadly Boko Haram?


Nigeria's information minister said on Tuesday that Boko Haram was "generally vanquished" - in spite of two days of frightful assaults faulted for the furnished group that killed handfuls in the unpredictable northeast.

Lai Mohammed said the Nigerian government had extraordinarily lessened Boko Haram's ability to strike, including it was its last legs as a revolutionary force since launching an uprising six years back that has killed an expected 20,000 people.

"Boko Haram has been to a great extent vanquished. They know they are en route out," Mohammed told columnists in Lagos. Many Boko Haram prisoners liberated in Nigeria

"They do not have the ability to launch repulsive assaults they used to do before. We have succeeded in dislodging them. Our problem now is the means by which to resettle the inside dislodged people."

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari set a self-forced deadline to stamp out the group on December 31, and he said as of late Boko Haram had been "in fact" defeated.

However, it is trusted Boko Haram was in charge of a progression of assaults a weekend ago on towns in the north of Africa's most crowded country, raising doubt about the government's claims. 

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At least 30 people were killed after bombers struck a business sector in the town of Madagali in Adamawa state.

In neighboring Borno state, fighters opened fire and exploded explosives at a mosque in the city of Maiduguri.

No one guaranteed obligation however Boko Haram is associated to be behind the latest wave with violence.

The group's six-year mission to make a free Islamic state in northern Nigeria has killed and injured thousands, and incorporated the mass seizing of several youthful women.

According to the Global Terrorism Index - a report discharged by the New York-based Institute for Economics and Peace - Boko Haram "has ended up the most savage terrorist group in the world".

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While Nigeria's military has won back territory from the group as of late, Boko Haram has expanded its system in neighboring Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

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Source: Al Jazeera

News Source: Aljazeera, 9jaTales

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