AS part of the activities to mark the opening of the 2018 edition of the annual Chief of Army Staff conference in Maiduguri, Borno State, President Muhammadu Buhari visited wounded soldiers receiving treatment in the hospital.
The President had, during his keynote address at the opening ceremony of the conference pledged to continue to provide the armed forces with the necessary assistance, both in terms of equipment and welfare, in order for them to ensure that Boko Haram is “wiped out of the face of the earth”.
In a tweet later on Wednesday, Buhari wrote: “Today in Maiduguri I visited our wounded troops. Across the North East, we have officers and men fighting bravely and tirelessly to keep our country safe from terrorism and violence. I salute their sacrifice on our behalf. And may the souls of the fallen rest in peace.”
Also, President Buhari tweeted that as the Chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), “I am convening a consultation of Heads of State and Government of the LCBC, for November 29, 2018, in N’Djamena, Chad”.
“The objective of the one-day meeting is to review the security situation in areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, as well as adopt measures to enhance the capacity of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to secure the region.
“I have invited the presidents of the LCBC member countries: Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and the Central African Republic, to attend the meeting. Also invited is the President of the Republic of Benin, which also contributes troops to the MNJTF (Multi-National Joint Task Force).”
Boko Haram has renewed attacks against the Nigeria military, leading to massive loss of lives on the part of the troops.
Reports last week indicated that over one hundred officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army were killed in one of such attacks in an area known as Metele in Borno State.