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While Nigeria’s military has pushed back and dislodged Boko Haram’s hold on territory in the northeast, suicide attacks and sporadic violence continue
Boko Haram has been hit hard, losing territory, but has launched a wave of attacks and bombings in response.
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There is was a real concern about the militants' persistent targeting of civilian "soft targets".
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President Buhari has made crushing a six-year insurgency his priority, prompting intensive ground and air offensives against Boko Haram.
"The terrorists encountered overwhelming firepower from the troops,” army spokesman Sani Usman said.
Nigerian army has led a series of raids against the jihadists in recent months, succeeding in freeing several dozen women and children.
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Buhari just purged Nigeria's military’s top commanders, and wants support for an ailing economy hit by a decline in oil prices and a surge in piracy.
The spike in violence has sparked concern that gains made by the armies of Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon since February are being eroded.
By focusing attacks in smaller, remote areas, insurgents are making a trade-off between publicity and slowly bleeding nations from their edges.
A young female suicide bomber killed 12 worshippers when she blew herself up in a mosque in Borno.