Campaign of Nigerian army against Boko Haram progressing

Abuja, Nov. 25 (MNA) – The chief of the Nigerian Army, General Buratai Tukur, said Tuesday that his forces constantly progress in the campaign against the rebel group Boko Haram and they will soon defeat it.

"We're not there yet, but we are getting there slowly. We are making steady progress, "said the general, regarding the current situation, when he visited the troops of the 72nd Battalion of the Special Forces in Makurdi, capital of the state of Benue.

Buratai said that the task of eliminating the terrorist group Boko Haram should be done in record time.

Representatives of the Nigerian troops said recently that the troops arrested the leading members of the fundamentalist sect and destroyed some of their camps and factory shells in the northeastern state of Borno.

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, gave a period until December for the Army to end the extremist insurgency, but recent attacks against citizens group prompted doubts about the possibility of ending with such aggressions.

According to media reports, during the six recent years Boko Haram killed about 13,000 people and kidnapped hundreds, and their actions affected neighboring countries such as Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

 

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