The Federal Government on Wednesday said, the December 2015 deadline given by President Muhammadu Buhari to the military to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents has been met adding that the terrorist group has been degraded to the extent that it could no longer carry out any spectacular attacks. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, stated this while speaking with journalists in Lagos.
Mohammed said just recently, when he led a delegation to the hotbed of the insurgency - Maiduguri, Konduga, Kaure and Bama, the delegation were at a point just about two kilometres to the Sambisa Forest, which is continuously being pounded by dedicated and patriotic military.He added that Bama which was the headquarters of the self-declared Caliphate of Boko Haram about four months ago, has now been reclaimed by troops. The minister, however, said unlike a war between two armies, an insurgency never ends with an armistice. "Even in countries like Colombia where insurgency was supposed to have ended decades ago, attacks still happen," Mohammed noted