Haram has been pushed on the defensive, pummelled by a coalition of troops from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger - briefly supported by mercenaries from South Africa and the former Soviet bloc countries.
Haram has been pushed on the defensive, pummeled by a coalition of troops from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger, briefly supported by mercenaries from South Africa and the former Soviet Union.
Haram - a name which means "Western education is forbidden" - has attacked many schools that have closed, been burned or been abandoned in much of north-eastern Borno state.
A key part of Buhari's platform was the destruction of Boko
Haram, and after entering office in May, he ordered Nigerian military leaders to complete this goal by December.
Nigerian troops have rescued hundreds of Boko
Haram captives this year but none of the 219 girls kidnapped from a school in Chibok town.
The minister said the tragedy occurred following the explosion of materials carried by Boko
Haram fighters who had been shot at by the Nigerien soldiers when they tried to enter Diffa town.
Since 2009, Boko
Haram has killed more than 10,000 people, devastated communities, and left deep scars in the lives of those affected by its violence.
The military also says that a Boko
Haram commander was captured and several camps were cleared.
Inside Nigeria and its offshore, where naval units will control the coast, specially-trained commando units will focus on Boko
Haram's main strong-holds.
President Buhari visited Cameroon on July 29-30 in a bid to soothe fractious ties between the West African neighbours and begin closer co-ordination in a multi-national military offensive against Boko
Haram, involving heavily-armed troops from Begin, Cameroon Chad, Niger and Nigeria.
His US counterpart Barack Obama praised him for his anti-corruption zeal and determination to wipe out Islamist militant group Boko
YAOUNDE, Shawwal 14, 1436, July 30, 2015, SPA -- The leaders of Nigeria and Cameroon pledged on Thursday to improve the exchange of intelligence and security cooperation along their border in a bid to tackle Nigerian militant group Boko
Haram, Reuters reported.