IBTimes UK spoke with Chris Mackmurdo, founding director of strategic intelligence consultancy Contest Global, and Emmanuel Akinwotu, freelance journalist and commentator on Nigerian politics, on the fight against Boko Haram (recently renamed Iswap) as well as Nigeria's other pressing issues such as corruption and the fuel crisis.
Former president Goodluck Jonathan was accused of not stepping up the efforts to combat terrorism and address issues such as the crippled economy and army's indiscipline, which has led to allegations of human rights abuses.
The election of Buhari in March is the first democratic transition of power since military rule and a long list of coup d'états.
Many Nigerians see the new leader, a former military chief, as the answer to tackling problems that the previous administrations failed to address.
Boko Haram attacks continue
Earlier in June, Boko Haram released a video in which it denied the government's claim that the army had recaptured some territories previously occupied by the insurgents. Shortly after the video, suspected Boko Haram members carried out a bomb attack in Yola, killing at least 31 people.
Buhari met with regional leaders on Thursday (11 June) to discuss future military strategies.
He said during the meeting that Nigeria should lead the anti-terror joint offensive and that a proposed six-month rotating command among the five nations could disrupt operations.
As the regional leaders were holding a meeting, dozens of Boko Haram rebels on motorcycles stormed Matangale, Buraltima and Dirmanti towns in restive Borno state, killing at least 43 people.