President Buhari has warned against the politicisation of the recent killing of over 100 soldiers in Borno state.
Buhari made this known in a statement issued on Twitter on Sunday, November 25, 2018, via the handle: @MBuhari
He said “We must resist the temptation to play politics with the tragedy of the deaths of our soldiers.
They are heroes on the frontlines, fighting to make Nigeria a safer place for us all. Rest assured that the circumstances that have led to these deaths will be comprehensively addressed.”
According to reports, 118 soldiers were killed when members of the Boko Haram sect attacked their base at Metele on Monday, November 19, 2018.
The attack sparked several reactions from Nigerians on social media who wondered why the presidency did not say anything about the killing.
Days later, precisely on Saturday, November 24, 2018, the President issued a statement expressing shock over the attack.
Buhari said that fighting terrorism has taken a global dimension, hence, the need for international collaboration among states facing similar security challenges.
The President also promised to give the Army all the needed support in terms of equipment and manpower to succeed in ending Boko Haram’s renewed threat.