President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the killing of military personnel in Metele village of Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists.
Reacting to the deadly attack Saturday, the President said immediate measures are being taken to ensure that the loopholes which led to the fatalities are blocked once and for all and vowed that the country would overcome the Boko Haram insurgency.
The president’s reaction was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, almost a week after the devastating attack.
“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,” the President was quoted as saying.
“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.”
Pointing out that fighting terrorism has taken a global dimension, which necessitates international collaboration among states facing similar security challenges, the President said his administration remained committed and focused on the security of military personnel and other citizens.
He warned against making political capital out of a national tragedy, and reassured Nigerians of his continued commitment to their security.