Buhari expressed his government’s determination to fight against Boko Haram, defend and restore territorial integrity of Nigeria, protect the lives and property of Nigerians.
Chad vowed it would crush Boko Haram following deadly attacks in the capital N’Djamena that killed dozens earlier in June.
Cameroon has deployed thousands of soldiers in its northern border areas as part of a military operation aimed at curbing the spillover of violence from Boko Haram’s strongholds in northeast Nigeria.
The deadly Boko Haram sect has left a letter at the scene of the explosion that killed over 50 people at a market in Sabon Gari, threatening Borno residents to join the group or die.
“There is somebody apparently called Mahamat Daoud who is said to have replaced Abubakar Shekau, and he wants to negotiate with the Nigerian government”, Deby said in comments broadcast by Chad state radio.
The Nigerian Army has unearthed an abandoned college of education’s chemistry laboratory in Borno state which the terrorist group Boko Haram has turned into a centre for the manufacture of improvised explosives devices.
“The attackers burnt down some houses and killed seven persons in the village situated along Konduga-Maiduguri road”, Opadokun told reporters in Maiduguri.
“By conducting attacks outside of its primary strongholds, particularly when targeting urban locales, Boko Haram is effectively absorbing and occupying security resources which could otherwise have been used to counter the group in its operational strongholds”, he added.
He was last heard from in March, when he released an audio message pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group.
Notorious Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has been driven out of power and replaced by a new leader, the President of Chad Idriss Deby has claimed.
“We have decapitated Boko Haram“. Reports from the Nigerian military and media have declared him dead on several occasions, although experts also believe the various videos that have appeared purporting to be him sometimes feature lookalikes.