- President Buhari has given assurance that his administration will find lasting solutions to the security challenges bedevilling the country
- The president said the Nigerian military will work harder to deal with the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state
- Buhari also urged the community leaders in the state to cooperate with the troops by providing credible intelligence
President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration's commitment to providing lasting solutions to the security challenges bedevilling the country.
The president, after his sympathy visit to Borno state over the Sunday, February 9 Boko Haram attack which killed many, gave an assurance that he is taking steps to "ensure improvement in security, nationwide".
President Buhari added that the Nigerian military is working harder to conquer the insurgents just as he appealed to the community leaders to cooperate with the troops.
He said: "I assure all Nigerians that we are taking steps to ensure improvement in security, nationwide. In Borno the military will work harder to deal with the insurgents.
"I am also appealing to community leaders and the populace to give our troops the intelligence and cooperation needed."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari landed in Maiduguri after the 33rd AU summit in Ethiopia.
The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement he issued on Wednesday, February 12.
He said the president aboard the BBJ from Addis Ababa landed in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, to pay a sympathy visit to the government and people of Borno following the recent horrific incident in which Boko Haram terrorists killed several travelers.
"President Buhari, aboard the BBJ from Addis Ababa just landed in Maiduguri. He is paying a sympathy visit to the government and people of Borno following the recent horrific incident in which BH terrorists killed several travelers," he said.
Meanwhile, Jiddari-Polo, a suburb near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state has been attacked by Boko Haram insurgents in the evening of Wednesday.
The terrorists attacked the area around 7.05pm after the Muslim prayer, shooting sporadically as residents scampered for safety.
The troops of the Nigerian Army, local hunters and civilian JTF, were, however, sighted moving towards the sight of the attack as residents of the affected area fled their homes in panic.
The latest attack is coming a few hours after President Buhari left the state after his sympathy visit.
In a similar development, an ex-chairman of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), Kaka Bolori, wants military authorities to compensate families of those killed by Boko Haram terrorists at Auno village in Borno.
Bolori said there was no justification for the military to block the Damaturu-Maiduguri road, deny commuters passage and leave them vulnerable to attack at night without any help from anywhere.
Legit.ng gathered that Bolori added that it was unthinkable for the soldiers to ask hundreds of people to layover at Auno when everyone knows that that place is not safe.
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