Boko Haram defeated but 'not eliminated'
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Buratai: Boko Haram defeated but 'not eliminated'

Terrorism is "resilient" but the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has been defeated militarily, Nigeria’s army chief Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai has told BBC Hardtalk.

Speaking last Thursday he told Stephen Sackur his army had succeeded in pushing back Boko Haram although they had not been completely eliminated.

When Muhammadu Buhari became president of Nigeria in 2015, he vowed to eradicate Boko Haram and bring security and stability to his country.

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You can see the interview in full on Tuesday 4 July on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel and after on BBC iPlayer (UK only)

  • 04 Jul 2017
  • From the section Africa