The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said it has checkmated insurgency in Nigeria.
Spokesperson of the DHQ, John Enenche made the claim during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria, NAN on Monday.
He said the military had since 2015 defeated the insurgents and have stripped off the authority of the Boko Haram terror group in the North-East.
“The issue of bombings that even spread to other places like Abuja, Kano, Niger and Kogi States, including their slipper cells no longer exist,” he said.
“What about suicide bombing, which is one of the signs of terrorism? It was rife and even at our checkpoints they come and detonate bombs as well as public gatherings; all these have been nipped properly.
“If you put all these together, I can tell you that terrorism has been checkmated.
“However, the signs are still there with isolated action here and there; common with terrorism.”
Enenche added that terrorism “is a very resilient type of enemy activity” and that the terrorism in Nigeria is not “a smart one” that is organised.