Nigeria’s president says he has ordered “a full-scale operation” against Boko Haram Islamist militants, and sought to reassure parents of 219 schoolgirls being held by the group that their children would be freed.
Speaking on Nigeria’s Democracy Day, president Goodluck Jonathan said he had authorised security forces to use any means necessary under the law to ensure that Boko Haram, which operates in the country’s north-east, is defeated.
“I am determined to protect our democracy, our national unity and our political stability, by waging a total war against terrorism,” Mr Jonathan said.
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