Buhari win means Nigeria, not Chad, to lead Boko Haram fight

April 2, 2015 1:21 PM

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Buhari win means Nigeria, not Chad, to lead Boko Haram fight

DAKAR (Reuters) - When Chadian troops occupied parts of northern Nigeria in the 1980s, Nigerian Major-General Muhammadu Buhari chased them back across the border in a show of strength months before he seized power in a military coup.

Thirty years later, the 72-year-old former strongman has returned as head of state, defeating incumbent Goodluck Jonathan at the ballot box this week, and once again seems determined to end Chad's presence on Nigerian soil.

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