President Muhammadu Buhari in a recent interview with BBC announced that Nigeria has “technically won the war” against Boko Haram.
He said that the terrorist group could no longer mount
“conventional attacks” against security forces or population
In his words, “Boko Haram has reverted to using
improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Indoctrinating young
guys… they have now been reduced to that.
“But articulated conventional attacks on centres of
communication and populations.. they are no longer
capable of doing that effectively. So I think technically we
have won the war because people are going back into their
neighbourhoods. Boko Haram as an organised fighting
force, I assure you, that we have dealt with them.”