The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has said Boko Haram still operates in two Local Government in Borno State.
The minister also said that the military under President Muhammadu Buhari, had made serious gains against the Boko Haram sect.
The VOA quoted the minister as having said that the military had reclaimed much of the land erstwhile occupied by the insurgents who had been reduced to waging largely guerrilla warfare.
He said that the coming of the Buhari regime had changed the situation where a large part of the North-East was controlled by the members of the deadly sect.
“Within one year, the coming of our President has changed the game. Look at what was happening before whereby three states, the whole North-East, was under the terrorists. Now we may have maybe two local governments,” the VOA quoted the minister as having said.
He stated also that Buhari’s regional approach to the fight against the insurgency had yielded tremendous results.
He said that the Nigerian security forces had been receiving specialised training in the fight against terrorism with quality advice from the international community.
He said that the neighbouring countries to Nigeria such as Cameroon, Benin and Chad, had been integrated into the fight against the Boko Haram sect and had been sharing information with the country.
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