Nigerian army says 39 killed in battle with Boko Haram; militants' capacity 'significantly destroyed'> Michael Olukayode
Nigeria’s government says it’s making progress in its battle against the insurgents
While Nigeria’s military has pushed back and dislodged Boko Haram’s hold on territory in the northeast, suicide attacks and sporadic violence continue
Conflict has displaced 1.6 million, almost a third of the state’s population and Boko Haram has razed villages, schools, hospitals and businesses.
Military spokesman says a number of militants were killed and two captured alive.
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The president has been criticised for being slow to name his cabinet since his victory in March elections.