The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, December 1, said that Boko Haram is badly degraded and can only go after defenseless Nigerians.
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, Mohammed said: “Going after soft targets is an act of desperation by the insurgents who have suffered huge setbacks in the hands of the military in recent times.
On the killing of farmers in Borno, I want to say it is an act of cowardice and savagery by a group of deranged terrorists, and it does not reflect the progress being made by the military against Boko Haram.
The modus operandi of a losing terror group is to go after soft targets in order to stay relevant. It’s not only Boko Haram that does that. In 2019, Al-Shabab attacked DusitD2 Complex in Nairobi, Kenya, killing more than 20.
Similarly, the Peshawar school massacre of 16 December 2014 in Pakistan, carried out by six gunmen affiliated with the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, left about 150 people dead, most of them students.
The truth is that Boko Haram is badly degraded and can only carry out cowardly attacks like the one against defenceless farmers over the weekend.”