Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state reportedly wept during his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over renewed Boko Haram attack in the state.
Daily Trust reports that the governor met with the president alongside elders of the state on Monday, January 7.
Among those in attendance were the three senators of the state, Reps, APC governorship candidate, traditional and religious leaders.
It was reported that the meeting is sequel to the security meeting held on Monday, December 31, 2018 over renewed Boko Haram attack.
Also in attendance at the meeting with the president were chief of defence staff, national security adviser, director general of the Department of State Service (DSS) and the director general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
Meanwhile, Nigerian military troops have neutralised over 100 Boko Haram terrorists in recent various clearance operations in Yobe and Borno, the army said in a statement on Monday, January 7.
Brigadier General Sani Usman, the spokesman of the Army said the terrorists were killed at Goniri in Yobe, Damasak, Kross Kauwa and Monguno, among other locations in Borno, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
According to him, various caliber of arms and ammunition were recovered from them. Usman said the Nigerian Air Force Air Task Force component of Operation Lafiya Dole had been giving close air support to ground troops and also facilitates the pursuit of fleeing terrorists.
He said buoyed by the presence of the chief of Army staff and motivation, the troops were renewed in fighting spirit and had stopped terrorists’ incursions.
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