‎Rising Boko Haram Killings Baffles Buhari, Summons Service Chiefs, Reviews Strategy

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President receives briefing on Lake Chad Basin Commission’s Confab

President Muhammadu Buhari for the second time since he assumed office, received briefings from service chiefs bothering on security as well as the Lake Chad Basin Commission’s meeting billed for Thursday in Abuja‎.

The meeting which held at the Defence House, Abuja‎, was behind closed doors to marshal the country’s plans that will be presented at a meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.

Those in attendance were National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.); Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh; and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Ismail Aliyu.‎

Aliyu briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting that lasted less than two hours.
He said “the arrangement of the meeting held between the Chiefs of Defence Staff of the Lake Chad Basin and ministers of defence which is culminating in the president’s meeting tomorrow (Thursday).

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“We have discussed the issue of the operationalisation of the Multi National Joint Task Force and the citing of its headquarters in N’Djamena and the contribution from various states.

“This is with the objective of fighting the insurgency within that region. Some issues came out that the president identified, he wants us to see the end of this fight for the purpose of peace, security and prosperity of the region.”

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The Boko Haram sect has intensified their terror attacks on innocent people in the North-eastern part of Nigeria, since the President took over.

Buhari had vowed‎ to defeat the terrorists and had ordered the military command to move to Maiduguri until the sect is destroyed.

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