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Monday, November 26, 2018

Metele killings: Defence Minister to visit Chad over Boko Haram attacks on soldiers

The Honorable Minister of Defence, retired Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali has been scheduled to visit Chad this week to hold a bilateral meeting with his Chadian counterpart General Daoud Yaya, owing to increased attacks and killings of Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram sect, reports ITREALMS.

Premium Times had reported that a source in the Nigerian Army said that 153 others are yet to be accounted for, even as on Monday, November 19, 2018, the terrorists invaded a military base in Metele village, Guzamala local government area of Borno State. Villagers also said that over 118 soldiers may have been killed in the attack.
   
Reacting the Public Relations officer to the Hon Minister of Defence, Colonel Tukur Gusau
, said the visit is in continuation of consultations with Minister’s of Defence of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Troops contributing countries (TCC) which includes Cameroun, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Benin Republic.


“It may be recalled the Hon Minister paid a similar visit to Niger Republic in September 2018 during which he held a similar bilateral discussion with his Nigerien counterpart,” he said.

The  Minister's visit to Chad, Gusau said, will revolve around strengthening the operations of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to enable it achieve its mandate of eliminating security threats and creating a safe and secure environment in its area of responsibility.

Uboshe Uboshe/GEE

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