President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that Nigeria has “technically won the war” against Boko Haram.
According to him, Boko Haram insurgents have been sent away from Yobe and Adamawa states and now remain a force in their heartland of Borno State.
It would be recalled that the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday said the war against Boko Haram has been largely won, adding that the Nigerian Army has degraded the capacity of Boko Haram to get hold of any territory or launch spectacular attacks.
Corroborating the minister’s statement, Buhari told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that the militant group could no longer mount “conventional attacks” against security forces or population centres.
“It has been reduced to fighting with improvised explosive devices (IED) and remains a force only in its heartland of Borno State”, he said.