The Mistakes That Haunt the War Against Boko Haram

For years, the Nigerian government has stuck to its claim that it has "technically defeated" Boko Haram, but recent events have proved otherwise. When the insurgency began in Maiduguri, Borno State, in 2009, the government underrated it and treated it like an inconsequential challenge to the national security. Will Nigeria ever win the fight against the militant group?

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