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Shekau will be caught before elections - Jonathan

2015-02-23 17:27
Soldiers of the Chadian army patrol on January 21, 2015, at the border between Nigeria and Cameroon, some 40 km from Maltam, as part of a military contingent against the armed Islamist group Boko Haram. Chad, seen as having the most capable military  ~ ALI KAYA

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan disclosed in an interview over the weekend that Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, will be captured before the general elections which are set to take place on March 28, Premium Times reported.

It has been difficult to catch Shekau, who is responsible for thousands of deaths across Nigeria.

Boko Haram has been a threat to the country since 2009 even more threatening as the general elections are coming up.

Also read: President Jonathan says he underestimated Boko Haram

The Nigerian government have improved their efforts in reclaiming some of the areas captured by the extremists. The army has been put in place in order to restore peace in the country.

Jonathan has promised that if re-elected he will restore arms that will enable the army to fight such terrorism.

In the last two weeks, the army is alleged to have made a significant gain in reclaiming areas of the militants and Jonathan vows in the next four years another strategy will be used to fight off Boko Haram.

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