Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned the service chiefs to an emergency security meeting over the killing of Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a source, who preferred not to be named, confirmed the development in Abuja on Friday, November 23, 2018.
You will recall that scores of soldiers were killed during the attacks, which occurred at Metele, a remote village bordering Nigeria and Chad.
Although some estimates put the death toll at over 100, the army failed to state the casualty figure when it spoke on the attacks on Friday. The report notes that:
“The president has called an urgent meeting with the service chiefs”.
“And the families of the latest victims of the Boko Haram are being identified and contacts made before a government pronouncement on the tragic attacks.
“This, it is understood is the reason for the silence of the government over the incident”.
The minister of Defence, Dan-Ali had earlier briefed the president on security development across the country.