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Buhari to meet with security chiefs — amid Boko Haram surrender spree

Buhari to meet with security chiefs — amid Boko Haram surrender spree
August 17
10:08 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday meet with the security chiefs at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Femi Adesina, the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, announced the planned meeting in a statement issued on Tuesday.

The presidential spokesman said the meeting comes in the wake of the mass surrender of Boko Haram insurgents to security operatives.

He added that plans to end the insecurity in parts of the country will be formulated at the meeting.

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“President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday confer with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja,” the statement reads.

“The President returned to Abuja last Friday after 18 days in London, during which he attended an education summit and did health checks.

“The security forces have in the past few weeks taken the battle more robustly to insurgents, bandits, and all other criminals troubling the country, and they are now surrendering in droves. The President will be brought up to speed on developments at the Thursday meeting, while plans to bring a decisive end to the challenges will be formulated.”

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) had said over 1,000 insurgents, including Boko Haram commanders and bomb experts, have surrendered to troops of operation Hadin Kai in the north-east.

The president returned to the country last Friday after 18 days in London, during which he attended an education summit and underwent a medical checkup.

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