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Nigeria Elections: Winner Buhari Issues Boko Haram Vow

Nigerian former Gen. Muhammadu Buhari speaks to journalists in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat to Buhari, a 72-year-old former military dictator, who was elected in a historic transfer of power following the nation's most hotly contested election ever. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigerian former Gen. Muhammadu Buhari speaks to journalists in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat to Buhari, a 72-year-old former military dictator, who was elected in a historic transfer of power following the nation’s most hotly contested election ever. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

(BBC) – The winner of Nigeria’s presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, has issued a defiant vow against militants Boko Haram, saying they would “soon know the strength of our collective will”.

The president-elect also vowed to tackle corruption, which he described as an “even greater evil”.

Gen Buhari won the election beating President Goodluck Jonathan by 2.5 million votes.

World leaders congratulated Gen Buhari and hailed Nigeria’s democratic spirit.

Gen Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria.

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