President Buhari Maps out Boko Haram War Plan With Security Chiefs


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met behind closed doors with some security chiefs to marshal the country’s plans to end the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s north east, Punch reports.

The plans will be presented at a meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Commission in Abuja on Thursday.
National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.); Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Ismail Aliyu; Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh; and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin attended the meeting held inside the Defence House in Abuja.

Aliyu briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting that lasted less than two hours.

“We have discussed the issue of the operationalistion of the Multinational Joint Task Force and the citing of its headquarters in N’Djamena and the contribution from various states.

“This is with the objective of fighting the insurgency within that region. Some issues came out that the President identified, he wants us to see the end of this fight for the purpose of peace, security and prosperity of the region.” he said.

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