President Buhari Reacts To The Killing Of Over 50 Nigerian Soldiers By Boko Haram

Published On: March 25, 2020, 10:36 am (8 months ago)
Author: Adegbenga Ayinla

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of over 50 Nigerian soldiers after Boko Haram staged a deadly ambush on a moving convoy of troops in Yobe State

On Monday, the Nigerian troops ran into an ambush as they moved into Goniri area in Yobe.

Confirming the development at a press briefing on Tuesday, Coordinator of Directorate of Defence Media Operations (DDMO), John Enenche, blamed the massacre of soldiers on locals around the area who leaked intelligence on the movement of troops to the Boko Haram.

Mr Enenche said the slain troops were on their way back from Alagarno “after a successful military operation when “suspected local informants” allegedly leaked movements of Nigerian troops to Boko Haram.

He said the terrorists used the information provided by their local collaborators to stage an ambush and shot at military logistics trucks conveying fuel and ammunition.

He said the attack on the trucks caused “massive explosions” that led to the death of 47 gallant troops of the Nigerian military.

But local witnesses who spoke to Reuters the telephone placed the death toll at between 50 and 75 people.

Reacting In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari expressed “profound grief and sorrow’’ over loss of soldiers in the ambush.

He said:
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“Sacrifices of our gallant patriots cannot be quantified, and their sacrifices cannot go in vain,”
while commiserating with their families and those that sustained injuries.

The President said the death of every soldier causes deep pains because he knows what it means to be a soldier, and fully understands the extreme risks associated with the profession.

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“Despite the tragedies and incidents, we cannot allow anarchists and mass murderers to hold the country hostage. The military should not to allow the incident to affect their morale,”
the statement quoted the President as saying.

He assured that his administration will continue to motivate and equip them adequately in order to cope with the complex challenges of unconventional warfare.


Posted: (8 months ago) on 25-03-2020 10:36 AM | Gistmaniac
Along Tongue we continue to discounte the fact virtually everywhere in Borno State is a hideout for Book Haram and their collaborators the longer we shall continue to put the lives of our troops on the line. Some people with brainwaves are supporting pardon for repentant Insurgents, and even thinking of them joining the military., kill every known Book Haram insurgent  and their collaborators, and we will begin  to regain oursenses
Posted: (8 months ago) on 25-03-2020 01:38 PM | Gistmaniac
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such convoy is supposed to be supported by helicopter hovering above them providing information to the ground troops to alert them of any danger ahead. that is how soldiers operate in war. nigerian soldiers are just like boys scout. for so many years, common bush animals called boko haram is yet to be eradicated. shame
Posted: (8 months ago) on 25-03-2020 08:46 PM | Gistmaniac
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I don't understand why Boko Haram are dealing with our Gallant Soldiers like a bag of chicken because the way some of our soldiers normally reacts to innocent civilians on the street of Nigeriqns makes you think they are super hero.
Posted: (8 months ago) on 26-03-2020 04:08 AM | Newbie
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