Metele massacre: Buhari, service chiefs meet over killings of Soldiers

President Muhammad Buhari and the service chiefs held an emergency meeting on Sunday over the renewed attacks by Boko Haram.

The meeting, which took place at the Presidential Villa in Abuja also had the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, in attendance.

The Director-General of the Department of State Services, Mr Yusuf Bichi, also attended the meeting.

Insurgents, in their latest attacks in Metele, a village in Borno State, reportedly killed over 100 soldiers.

The Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Mr Bashir Ahmad, confirmed the meeting through a tweet on his Twitter handle, BashirAhmaad.

He tweeted, “All the Service Chiefs, IG of Police and DG of DSS were at the State House this morning.

“As President @MBuhari said yesterday, in the coming days, he will be engaging the military and intelligence chiefs in extensive discussions on the next steps we shall be taking.”

On Saturday, the Presidency had stated that Buhari was in “deep shock” over the Metele attacks.

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