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The Nigerian army on Monday, July 25, authoritatively declared terror group, Boko Haram, defeated.

According to the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sanni Usman, the terrorists have been completely dislodged in the north-east, as they can no longer lay claim to any town or place in the region.

Usman disclosed this in Lagos while addressing newsmen at the inauguration of Strategic Communication Course for senior officers at the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information, Bonny Camp.

“We have come to the point that we can beat our chest and decisively say we have dealt with Boko Haram,” he said.

“The situation in the north-east has tremendously improved. The military operations or the fight against terrorism and insurgency in the north-east is hinged on three things.

“First, defeating the Boko Haram terrorists, which has been accomplished, and making room to facilitate humanitarian assistance, which is also ongoing. Then restoration of law and order for good governance to take place.

“We no longer have camps of Boko Haram terrorists and we no longer have them conveyed in the territories. Those that were hitherto close are now open to the extent that we have trans-border trade.

“Take for instance; just recently, the important road that links Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon was reopened.”

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Also speaking on the inauguration of the communication course, Usman said that training of officers is crucial to the proficiency the army.

He said the training, which he described as first of its kind, will further enhance joint operations of the armed forces and possibly international military engagement.

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