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Nigerians criticize minister for saying Boko Haram war has been won

Mohammed made the comment on Wednesday, December 24, 2015, during his meeting with editorial heads of media houses in Lagos.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. 

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has been criticized for saying that the Nigerian military has met the December deadline to defeat Boko Haram.

Mohammed made the commenton Wednesday, December 24, 2015, during his meeting with editorial heads of media houses in Lagos.

The deadline was given by President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria's new service chiefs in August.

Read Twitter reactions to the minister's statement below:

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