Popular media mocks Buhari, military over 'unending' claims of Boko Haram defeat
- The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has been mocked over its claims of defeating Boko Haram
- Quatrz media said the Nigerian government have repeatedly claimed it has defeated the terrorist group
An African media, Quatrz, has mocked the Nigerian government and the military of its constant claims of defeat against the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists group operating in the North.
The media in its recent analysis, the media said in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration have 'not for the first time' claimed to have the sect.
"Not for the first time in the last two years, Nigeria’s government has claimed to have defeated terrorist sect, Boko Haram," it said.
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It said recent evidence suggest otherwise from the claims made by the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, on the BBC Hard Talk on June 29.
Recall that Buratai said during an interview "Boko Haram elements has been defeated".
Also, the Nigerian military has received various ultimatum to ensure that the terrorists are defeated and their activities ended.
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In December 2015, President Buhari shortly after assuming assuming said Boko Haram has been technically defeated.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo declared that the group has also been defeated.
Osinbajo's claim came days after the terrorists launched an attack in Borno state killing many people.
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The Acting President while speaking at the 16th edition of the National Productivity Day and conferment of National Productivity Order of Merit Award vowed that any group or individual will not be allowed to hold Nigeria ransom.
However, despite these claims the group have continued to launch attacks in various communities in the North-East region.
Also, on Wednesday, July 26, the Nigerian Army announced that nine soldiers lost their lives during a rescue mission.
The Army spokesperson Sani Usman, a brigadier general said the soldiers were on a mission to rescue oil workers of National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists.
You can watch this Legit.ng video of Boko Haram survivors recounting their ordeal: