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Boko Haram: 48hrs left, FG insists on Dec deadline

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Be patient, the pain will soon be over, Lai tells Nigerians

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.

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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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  1. Oise Oikelomen

    December 29, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Please, what does it mean to technically defeat an enemy who is still bombing you on several fronts? Somebody needs to educate apolitical Nigerians like me. These APC guys are just speaking above our heads. Abi do they think it’s all of us that are versed in the language of deceit and propaganda?

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