"Nigerian army seems to be losing the battle against Boko Haram"

Five members of a family were abducted by Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram on the highway as they were trying to fix their car on Tuesday.

According to Samson Omale, EWN Nigeria correspondent this is not the first time this is happening, it is becoming a series of regular and consistent incidents around the Northeast parts of Nigeria.

It is the continuous process of the crisis we are beginning to see in the last few weeks

Samson Omale, EWN Nigeria correspondent

The army seems to be losing the battle in terms of Boko Haram...

Samson Omale, EWN Nigeria correspondent

We can predict what the army is going to say ... the military is on top of the situation, they are winning the battle...

Samson Omale, EWN Nigeria correspondent

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