The Nigerian military says it is implementing new measures against Boko Haram following an order by President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday to defeat the Islamist militant group within the next three months.
Colonel Rabe Abubakar, acting director defense information made the comments after Buhari swore in new senior military officers in Abuja
The new service chiefs include General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin, Chief of Defense Staff Lt. General T.Y. Buratai, Chief of Army Staff Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, Chief of Naval Staff, and Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Chief of Air Staff.
Abubakar says the military is ready to step up efforts to defeat the militants.