Boko Haram militants close to defeat, says Nigerian President

  • Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, said the military is on the verge of defeating Boko Haram. Media reports quoted the president as saying that the Islamist Boko Haram militants no longer had the capability to launch conventional attacks against security forces or population centers. Muhammadu Buhari has given the army time until the end of the month to completely defeat the militant group.