Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned Service Chiefs to associate degree emergency security meeting over the reported killing of some Nigerian troopers by Boko Haram sect on the Nigeria-Chad approximate Sunday. It absolutely was gathered that the imperative meeting was necessitated by the newest security developments across the battle fields within the North East region of the country.
Chief of Defence workers, Gen. Abayomi Olonishakin (l) with different Service Chiefs and therefore the officer of Police among the guests throughout the Special National Honours Investiture to commemorate the new Democracy Day at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja. image by Abayomi Adeshida A reliable supply, United Nations agency most popular to not be named, confirmed this development to NAN in Abuja on Friday.
Federal Government say-so on the newest victims of Boko Haram rebellion was being delayed as a result of families of the victims were being known and contacted. “The President has known as associate degree imperative meeting with the Service Chiefs. “And the families of the newest victims of the Boko Haram area unit being known and contacts created before a government say-so on the tragic attacks.
“This, it’s understood is that the reason for the silence of the govt over the incident,’’ the supply other. it’d be recalled that President Buhari had earlier sent the Minister of Defence, retired Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali, to Chad for associate degree emergency meeting with the Chadian President, Idris Deby, on the deterioration of security at the Nigeria-Chad border.
Dan-Ali had on weekday briefed President Buhari on security development across the country as well as the recent killings of some Nigerian troopers by the monotheism geographical region Province, a breakaway Boko Haram sect, operative on Nigeria-Chad border. foetoprotein had quoted security sources on November. 21, locution no but forty four troopers were killed throughout the attacks that occurred at Metele, an overseas village bordering African country and Chad. Diplomatic sources, however, told NAN that the Minister of Defence would even be meeting his Chadian counterpart throughout his mission to Chad, to spot what had LED to the recent increase in Boko Haram coercion within the space. The sources, United Nations agency most popular to not be named, said: “Nigeria features a Chad downside within the Multi- National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), that was place along to secure the Chad Basin space and repeal the Boko Haram coercion attacks against all the countries neighbour the lake.’’ in keeping with the sources, Chad is believed to possess its own internal security challenges and this has reportedly LED to their propulsion away the troops manning their own border around Chad. “That lacuna is being exploited by the Boko Haram terrorists, United Nations agency come in and out of African country, Niger and Cameroon to launch terrorist acts. “This may be a clear illustration of the very fact that coercion is on the far side national borders,” the sources other. once contacted, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and substance, Malam Garba Shehu, same he was aware that the Defence Minister would be about to Chad, adding “I’m unaware of his mission there.’’(NAN)