According to Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, the Nigerian army has met the December deadline given by President Mohammadu Buhari to end the Boko Haram insurgency.
”They (military) have so degraded the capability of Boko Haram that the terrorists can no longer carry out any spectacular attacks. Remember, gentlemen, that at the height of the war, Boko Haram controlled 20 of the 27 local governments in Borno,” he told newsmen in Lagos.
”I can hear you saying to yourself: But the terrorists are still carrying out suicide bombings and killing people. My response to that is that such is the nature of insurgency anywhere. Unlike a war between two armies, an insurgency never ends with an armistice. Even in countries like Colombia where insurgency was supposed to have ended decades ago, attacks still happen,” he said.