President Muhammadu Buhari has visited wounded soldiers in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The President visited the soldiers on Wednesday after attending the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference where he declared the event open.
He appreciated their sacrifice for the country, saying: “Across the Northeast, we have officers and men fighting bravely and tirelessly to keep our country safe from terrorism and violence. I salute their sacrifice on our behalf. And may the souls of the fallen rest in peace.”
In a related development, the President has also convened a consultation of heads of state and government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) for November 29, 2018 in N-Djamena, Chad.
According to the Buhari, “The objective of the one-day meeting is to review the security situation in areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, as well as adopt measures to enhance the capacity of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to secure the region”.
He added: “I have invited the presidents of the LCBC member countries: Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and the Central African Republic, to attend the meeting. Also invited is the President of the Republic of Benin, which also contributes troops to the MNJTF.”