Buhari has summoned service chiefs to an emergency security meeting over the reported killing of some Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram sect along the Nigeria-Chad border on Sunday.
Sources confirm that an emergency meeting has been called in light of the recent killings. A reliable source, who preferred not to be named, confirmed this development on Friday.
It was learnt that Federal Government pronouncement on the latest victims of Boko Haram insurgency was being delayed because families of the victims were being identified and contacted.
“The president has called an urgent meeting with the service chiefs.
“And the families of the latest victims of the Boko Haram are being identified and contacts made before a government pronouncement on the tragic attacks.
“This, we understand is the reason for the silence of the government over the incident,’’ the source added.
It would be recalled that Buhari had earlier dispatched the Minister of Defence, retired Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali, to Chad for an emergency meeting with the Chadian President, Idris Deby, on the insecurity at the Nigeria-Chad border.
Dan-Ali had on Thursday briefed the president on security development across the country including the recent killing of some Nigerian soldiers by the Islamic West Africa Province, a breakaway Boko Haram sect, operating along Nigeria-Chad border.
Security sources on social media were quoted saying no less than 100 soldiers were killed during the attacks, which occurred at Metele, a remote village bordering Nigeria and Chad.
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