Boko Haram: Buhari Heads To Chad, Niger After Briefing By NSA


President Muhammadu Buhari

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday travel to Chad and Niger for talks on how to end the dreaded Boko Haram insurgency in the country.

It is the first official trip after his inauguration last Friday.

Earlier, the president held a closed door meeting with the National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) at his Defence House residence.

Speaking to journalists on Monday, Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant For Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the journey to the countries will last two days beginning on Wednesday.

Shehu further disclosed that Buhari will first visit Niger on Wednesday; pass the night there before proceeding to Chad republic on Thursday.

“The president has Niger and Chad ahead of him. This will be his first trip outside the country in obvious matters of security,” he said.

The meeting would centre on security, especially the need for further cooperation of the two neighbours in ending the terrorists bloody attack that has claimed over 15,000 lives since 2009 in the north eastern Nigeria.

It will be recalled that Buhari on his Inaugural speech had promised to tackle insecurity head on, especially the Boko Haram insurgency.