Buhari Finally Speaks On Killing Of Over ‘100 Nigerian Soldiers’


Nov 25, 2018 8:04 PM
Buhari Finally Speaks On Killing Of Over ‘100 Nigerian Soldiers’

Buhari Finally Speaks On Killing Of Over ‘100 Nigerian Soldiers’

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of ‘over 100 soldiers’ in Metele village, Borno, by militants of Boko Haram group.

While the Nigerian Army is yet to reveal the casually figure, there are report estimating that no less than 100 soldiers were killed in the attacks.

Speaking on behalf of the President, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said immediate measures are in place to end the menace.

According to him, the President Buhari government is committed to the security of military personnel and other citizens, and will provide the needed support to troops fighting the terrorists.

His words: “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.”

The president said the fight against terrorism has taken a global dimension, hence the need for international collaboration among states facing similar security challenges.

Speaking on the deaths of soldiers in Metele, Buhari said Nigerians should not make a “political capital out of national tragedy”.

He said that “members of the armed forces are one family who are commonly committed to the security and safety of all Nigerians”.

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