Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the service chiefs and the inspector-general of police. This is the second meeting the president is having with his security team in the last few days.
The meeting was said to be over the spate of attacks on Nigerian troops by Boko Haram insurgents.
You will recall that over 100 soldiers are believed to have been killed in the most recent attack in Metele, Borno state.
According to sources, President Buhari met with the security chiefs on Sunday morning, November 25, 2018 at the presidential villa, Abuja to determine how to handle the killings.
The senior special assistant to President Buhari on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, had on Friday, November 23 quoted President Buhari as saying immediate measures are in place to end the menace.
In the statement released by Garba Shehu, the president was quoted to have said:
“No responsible Commander-in-Chief would rest on his oars or fold his hands to allow terrorists to endanger the lives of its military personnel and other citizens.
“Our loyal forces have proved their strength over the terrorists and we are ready to give them all the needed support in terms of equipment and manpower to succeed in ending the renewed threat.
“In the coming days, I am engaging the military and intelligence chiefs in extensive discussions on the next steps we shall be taking”.