"Those dates will not be shifted again," Dasuki announced. On Saturday, Nigeria's election officials pushed the country's general election back six weeks after the advisor's requests for a delay to resolve the security situation.
Boko Haram Intensifies Assault on Niger, Cameroon
In Diffa, Niger's embattled border town, Boko Haram struck again, this time using a car bomb to attack a local market, killing scores of civilians.
"Everything blew up I saw bodies everywhere," a merchant told AFP.
Earlier in the day, Boko Haram attacked a prison near the town, but the attack failed.
"The attack was repelled. Clean-up operations have been under way since this morning," a soldier participating in the operation told Reuters. According to AFP, soldiers have now surrounded the town.
Monday's attack, the third in four days, comes as legislators in Niger are set to ratify an agreement which would allow the country to participate in the multinational offensive against Boko Haram.