Hundreds of military personnel were killed November 18, 2018 in Metele at Guzamala LGA of Borno State, Nigeria. Critics of the Buhari administration has been on the matter for days blaming the President for not deeming it fit to react to the killings.
Muhammadu Buhari has today reacted to the killings of the soldiers by Boko Haram terrorist, reassuring of the commitment of his administration to ensure military personnel as well as every citizen of the country are kept safe at all times.
He also indicated that urgent measures are in the pipeline to make sure the inefficiencies that led to the killings are mitigated permanently to avoid re-occurrence. He 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”
He commended the military who have matched the terrorists strength to strength and assure the military of his support in areas of providing them with military hardware and personnel to ensure they fight the terror groups to a stand still.
“In the coming days, I am engaging the Military and Intelligence Chiefs in extensive discussions on the next steps we shall be taking” he stated.
Buhari solicited for international partnership among countries bedeviled by terror activities noting that terrorism has now become global menace.
He stated that what happened is a national tragedy that should not jumped upon for any political reason, reminding that the military personnel “are one family who are commonly committed to the security and safety of all Nigerians”
He again assured “Nigerians of his continued commitment to their security and of his efforts to sustain the momentum in the previous significant successes recorded against the terrorists”