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Buhari accused of lying

The lies of President Muhammadu Buhari and his propaganda chief, the aptly-named Lai Mohammed, about defeating Boko Haram are catching up with them.

Nigeria: President accused of overstating Boko Haram losses

March 13, 2016

ABUJA, Nigeria – Officials in northern Nigeria say President Muhammadu Buhari has exaggerated the military’s success against Boko Haram after an American commander testified that the extremist group still holds territory.

Appearing at a summit in Abu Dhabi in January, Buhari told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that Boko Haram was “currently not holding any territory today as we speak” — a claim that was met with scepticism back home.

Last week, Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington that Boko Haram “does own some significant territory in northern Nigeria.”

US General David Rodriguez
US General David Rodriguez

Ngari Modu, a local official in northeastern Borno state, said Rodriguez’s statement indicates the government is misleading the public over the true state of the campaign to eliminate the extremists.

This report is from Associated Press

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