Boko Haram has not gone away

Nigeria has a new President – Muhammadu Buhari – with a promise to return Nigeria to peace and stability. However, Boko Haram is continuing its reign of terror. In a Reuters report we learnt of a bomb blast at a market in the northeastern city of Maiduguri which left at least 50 dead, innocent Nigerians who deserve to be able to go about their business and lives in peace.

Boko Haram has killed thousands of people and displaced some 1.5 million in an insurgency to establish an Islamic caliphate in the northeast of Nigeria but appears to have lost most of the territory it seized to government counter-offensives this year. Read the Reuters article here.

In his first foreign trip since his inauguration last 29 May, President Buhari is today meeting the Presidents of Chad and Niger, the two countries who have committed troops and energy to beating Boko Haram who have also attacked towns and villages in their countries. In his inauguration speech the President said that his most immediate challenge was to deal effectively with Boko Haram. Read the ChannelsTV report here.