With just about 48 hours to the end of the year, the federal government is insisting, that it will meet the December deadline it gave for the defeat of the Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria.
This is coming on the heels of several attacks carried out by the set, on different locations in Adamawa and Borno states.
But Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has expressed optimism that despite the recent attacks by the insurgent, the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari’s would technically defeat Boko Haram before the end of this December deadline.
Mohammed spoke on Monday in Lagos while briefing newsmen. He was accompanied by representatives of the Lagos Police Command and Department of State Services, DSS, at the premises of the National Theatre shortly after inspecting facilities at the complex as part of the tour of the parastatals under his ministry.
Meantime, he also assured Nigerians that the National Art Theatre will not be sold for whatever reason as been speculated in some quarters.
Reacting to attacks on Jiddari Polo, and Adawari Village, near Maiduguri metropolis, both in Borno State, where scores of people were killed between Sunday and Monday, the Minister said, “We have been vindicated because Boko Haram have been decapitated compared to the past records.”
While insisting that the sect has been technically defeated by the Nigerian military, Mohammed said the pockets of attacks still being witnessed in the country could not be compared to the near war situation the sect subjected the country to same time last year.
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