Nigeria's 'disgrace' that neighbors must take on Boko Haram: Buhari




 
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February 7th, 2015  
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Topic: Nigeria's 'disgrace' that neighbors must take on Boko Haram: Buhari


By Julia Payne ABUJA (Reuters) - It is a "disgrace" for Nigeria that its neighbors have been more successful in battle against its Boko Haram insurgency than its own army, opposition presidential candidate Muhammdu Buhari said in an interview a week before the election. Troops from neighboring Chad, Niger and Cameroon, all much smaller and poorer than Nigeria, have been battling the Islamist militants who have seized territory in northeastern Nigeria in a five-year insurgency. It is now Cameroon and Chad fighting the insurgency more than Nigeria. We will build the capacity and Nigeria should be able to secure its territorial integrity," Buhari told Reuters.




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