Boko Haram attacks on troops: Buhari summons service chiefs

Worried by Boko Haram’s renewed attacks on military bases in the North-East, President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned all the Service Chiefs for a review session.

The President has also sent the Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen Mansur Dan Ali (rtd), to the neighbouring Republic of Chad for an urgent meeting with President Idris Deby and his defence counterpart.

It was also learnt that the deterioration in the security situation on the Nigeria-Chad border has led to recent increase in the activities of Boko Haram in the area.

At press time, the Federal Government was establishing contacts with the families of the victim soldiers.

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A reliable source said: “The President has called for an urgent meeting with the Service Chiefs.

“Also, the families of the latest victims of 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.”

One of diplomatic sources in Abuja, who did not want to be named, said: “Nigeria has a Chad problem in the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) put together to secure the Lake Chad basin areas and repel the Boko Haram terrorism attacks against all the countries neighbouring the Lake.

“Chad is believed to be having its own internal security challenges and these have reportedly led to their pulling away their own troops manning their own border around Lake Chad.

“That lacuna is being exploited by the Boko Haram terrorists who go in and out of Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon to launch terrorist acts.

“This is a clear illustration of the fact that terrorism is beyond national borders.”

When contacted, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said he was “aware that the Defence Minister is going to Chad but unaware of his mission there.”

A top military source, who spoke in confidence, said: “Most of the attacks were actually coming from Chad flank of the war against the insurgents.

“The insurgents take advantage of sudden withdrawal of Chadian troops for some assignments without adequate communication.

“We are however doing our best to address the coordination gaps. We will soon rout out these rampaging insurgents.”

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  1. Urgent Action Should Be Taken By The Goverment.The Matter Is Getting Out Of Hand.

  2. For how long are we going to be under the siege of Book Haram

  3. I will end boko haram within 6 months and dis is already 3 years 6 months.. Only God will help us

  4. What exactly can be done to stop the insurgency,let everyone thinks

  5. This is the country we find ourselves

  6. I’m not sure about Nigerian army defeating bokoharam all alone, we might need help outside the country, because this killing of a thing is becoming rampand in Nigeria

  7. security issue is something to worry about Buhari

  8. nigeria government are not helping atall.. i won’t adiviced any of my reletives nor my enemy should go for amry recriuting….oWwse

  9. Yes, he should better do something before we all get killed

  10. There must take a measures to prevent future

  11. shae you said Boko haram has been defeated ???

  12. this is just to basterdise buhari’s government, they want to be using those things to campaign against him

  13. We need more security in this nation

  14. I thought Nigerian Army said noting like Boko haram again

  15. That was a slow response from the president

  16. So painful…government should do something

  17. Government is behind boko haram, so they can’t do anything about it

  18. Federal Government should do something

  19. It is really regrettable that our soldiers are being slaughtered by there dare devils

  20. sad news..Mr president should pleases take immediately

  21. Boko haram should leave this country alone

  22. Isn’t it high time we needed foreign supports as regards boko haram. Doesn’t feel like we can actually fight this alone

  23. These Islamist movement around the world is too much, is it by force to be muslim

  24. This is really bad, may their soul rest in peace

  25. Boko Haram attacks on troops. these guys are heartless

  26. Book harm has become thorn in the flesh of Nigeria

  27. Thank you guys for the wonderful news update

  28. Its Good That He Has Taken Action Before Its Goes Out Of Hand Than It Already Is.

  29. All bokoharam want is to destroy this country

  30. All these service chiefs should be touchlighted. I cannot understand them again

  31. When will Nigeria government be ready to wipe out this evil called Boko Haram. It’s like power is not properly delegated to do this

  32. What a sad news..Mr president should pleases take immediately action.

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