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Group performs funeral rites on Boko Haram in Abuja

31 August 2016, 06:15

Abuja - In a dramatic display in Abuja, the Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism conducted burial rites on Boko Haram commanders, Naij reports.

Carrying coffins through the streets of the state capital, members of the group showed their appreciation for President Muhammadu Buhari and his fight against insurgency.

Daniel Obaje, the Coalition's Secretary General, stated that the coffins being carried represented the death of Boko Haram, which has allegedly been killed off by the Nigerian military.

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"Today, we mark the disgrace that is soon to befall sponsors of terror. ‎For this breakthrough in defeating Boko Haram, we are here today to commend President Muhammadu Buhari, who, as the commander in chief of the Armed Forces of Federal Republic of Nigeria made the right call in his appointment of the service chiefs," Obaje stated.

The group urged the Federal Government to do all that is necessary to stamp out insurgency in the country once and for all, while calling on officials to make sure that Boko Haram does not regroup in surrounding countries.

Receiving the group, Government Secretary Babachir Lawal commended the Coalition for supporting President Buhari and his administration.

Read more at Naij

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