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Sun Aug 28 02:30:03 SAST 2016

All Boko Haram camps will be 'taken out' in six weeks: Nigeria

AFP | 09 February, 2015 15:03
Nigeria's National Security Advisor Mohammed Sambo Dasuki. File photo
Image by: ANDREW WINNING / REUTERS

"All known Boko Haram camps will be taken out. They won't be there. They will be dismantled," Dasuki said when asked what gains could be made against the insurgents before March 28, the new date for Nigeria's general elections.

Nigeria's National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki told AFP Monday that an ongoing multinational offensive against Boko Haram will destroy all known Islamist camps within the next six weeks.

Nigeria vote will not be postponed further: national security advisor

Nigeria's general election will not be postponed past March 28, National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki told AFP Monday, after he successfully lobbied for a poll delay because of Boko Haram violence.

"Those dates will not be shifted again," Dasuki said when asked if the polls, initially scheduled for February 14, could be pushed back further.

Dasuki urged election officials to postpone the vote on grounds that the military could not provide nationwide election security because all available resources were being deployed to the northeast to fight Boko Haram.

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