The President was not happy that the sect chose to strike at the time when the German President, Joachim Gauck was in the country.
Punch reports that Buhari said “It is a pity Boko Haram welcomed you with explosions in Maiduguri that took so many lives, but I have attempted to explain in so many fora that Boko Haram is not what it used to be.
“While they were firmly holding 14 out of 774 local governments when we came in, they are not holding any local government now.
“What they have resorted to is using improvised explosive devices to cause maximum casualties on soft targets as they did yesterday (Wednesday).
“But for them to organise conventional attacks on military, police installations and take hold of towns, I think they are not able to do that. They send groups to kill vulnerable targets.”
The President has also appointed 24 year old Bashir Ahmad, as his Personal Assistant on New Media.