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Govt. claims "no resurgence of Boko Haram"

17 February 2016, 07:50

Abuja - The Federal Government has claimed that there has been no resurgence of Boko Haram militants despite a spate of recent attacks in the country.

According to a report by Premium Times, Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, made the comment while addressing a press conference in Abuja.

According to Mohammed, the attacks do not indicate a resurgence of the group but are instead in line with what he has described as the "ebb and flow of insurgency".

Also read: Somali President reveals Boko Haram trained in his country

Mohammed condemned the recent attacks, commiserating with all those affected and warning the public against utterances regarding territories controlled by the Islamist sect.

In addition, Mohammed urged Nigerians to lend their support to the military in its fight against terrorism in the country.

When questioned about the Government's role in fighting the insurgency, Mohammed revealed that appropriate measures are in place, citing global best practice as the protocol that will be followed when dealing with the extremists.

Read more at Premium Times

- News24


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