Okupe Assures Of Military's Ability To Defeat Boko Haram

Channels Television
Publication Date:
19 February 2014
Nigeria, Legal and Judicial Affairs, Arms and Military Affairs, Conflict, Peace and Security

The Federal Government has given the assurance that it is winning the war against Boko Haram and other forms of insurgency in the country. This is coming on the heels of the assertion of the Governor of Borno State, Mr Kashim Shettima that the militants are better armed and may prove difficult to defeat by the Nigerian Army. The Federal Government also dismissed the governor's position that the country is at war, saying what the country is experiencing is a guerrilla warfare from the insurgents. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe, who addressed journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, said it was wrong for any one to say that the Nigerian military cannot defeat the Boko Haram insurgents.


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