Pressure Mounts on Buhari Over Boko Haram Attacks

According to The JapanTimes, Boko Haram’s nonstop carnage in Nigeria is putting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sunday’s bombings took the death toll from raids, explosions and suicide attacks to 267 this month alone and to 524 since Muhammadu Buhari became president on May 29, according to an AFP count.

Buhari had promised to do “everything
possible to eradicate Boko Haram, terrorism and mindless extremism from Nigeria in the shortest possible time.

The insurgents have been pushed out of towns and villages since the turn of the year but the attacks demonstrate the group is not a spent force.

Security analysts have suggested a decline in the intensity of operations by the existing multilateral force of Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon has allowed the rebels to regroup and rearm.

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They also said the increase in attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has coincided with Buhari
distracted by other pressing issues, such as tackling the faltering economy.