The presidency, through President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday, July 30, said that the federal government has defeated the real Boko Haram.
Shehu said that those still in existence are only remnants of the Boko Haram, fugitive criminals, and West African terrorists who are bonding together, The Nation reports.
The presidential spokesman said that the federal government was able to achieve this by collaborating with the military and Nigeria-led Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) who are dedicated in fighting insurgency in the country.
He added that the activities of terrorists have been reduced to remote parts of states like Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
Shehu said: “The position of the Nigerian government is that the Boko Haram terrorism has been degraded and defeated. The real Boko Haram we know is defeated,
“At present, terrorist activities have been confined to the remote, rural agrarian areas of Borno State and pockets of outrages in Adamawa and Yobe states.
He further said that the President Buhari-led federal government has made Nigeria safer than it used to be.