President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday expressed deep shock over the killing of soldiers by members of the terrorists group, Boko Haram, at Metele Village of Borno State, stating however that measures were already being taken to prevent a re-occurrence.
He said the loopholes which led to the fatalities would be blocked once and for all.
Reacting to the tragic incident, the President said that his administration remained ever committed and focused on the security of military personnel and other citizens.
According to President Buhari, “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. 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.”
The President noted that fighting terrorism had taken a global dimension, which necessitated international collaboration among states facing similar security challenges.
President Buhari reassured 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.
He, however, advised Nigerians against making a political capital out of national tragedy, stressing that members of the armed forces were one family who were commonly committed to the security and safety of all Nigerians.