- Nigeria's president vowed that Boko Haram would be beaten by the end of 2015
- But terror group has continued to mount attacks, despite efforts of Nigerian military
- Critics say corruption, lack of coordination among factors which have helped Boko Haram flourish
Ryan Cummings is the chief security analyst for sub-Saharan Africa at red24, a crisis management consultancy, and also a founding member of the Nigeria Security Network, a non-profit think tank. Follow him on Twitter @Pol_Sec_Analyst. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)"And I assure you that we will defeat Boko Haram by the end of this year." This was the pledge made by Nigerian President Muhammdu Buhari to his Beninese counterpart, Boni Yayi, during a gala dinner commemorating Benin's independence during the summer of 2015.