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Boko Haram: FG reassures on Dec 31 deadline

29 December 2015, 15:22

Abuja - The federal government has reiterated its commitment to eradicate the Boko Haram scourge before the end of this month despite recent bombings, Vanguard reports.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed made the remarks in Lagos on Monday, while briefing newsmen.

He said the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari’s would technically defeat Boko Haram before the end of this December deadline.

He was accompanied by representatives of the Lagos Police Command and Department of State Services at the premises of the National Theatre shortly after inspecting facilities at the complex as part of the tour of the parastatals under his ministry.

Also Read: At least 40 killed in Maiduguri bomb blasts

The Boko Haram extremists struck a city and a town in Borno with rocket-propelled grenades and multiple suicide bombers Monday, killing at least 80 people.

In Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, at least 30 were killed and more than 90 wounded in overnight blasts and shootouts, and another 20 died in a bombing outside a mosque at dawn Monday, said Muhammed Kanar, area coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency.

A twin suicide bombing also killed at least 30 people in Madagali, a town 150 kilometers (95 miles) southeast of Maiduguri.

Read more at Vanguard

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