Boko Haram Remains ‘Technically Defeated’ – Presidency Insists
The Presidency has insisted that Boko Haram insurgents have been ”technically defeated” especially in the northeastern part of Nigeria. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina said this while reacting to the killing of several soldiers in the Metele area of Borno State. Although he described the situation as unfortunate, he believes it is not enough to conclude that the insurgents now have control over the region.
Also in reaction to the conflicting number of casualties recorded in the recent attacks, Mr Adesina said the Presidency is yet to know the actual figures. According to him, it is the place of the military to give an authoritative figure of the casualties.