Buhari, Dasuki hold talks on Boko Haram, to visit Niger, Chad


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the out-going National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki at the Defence House in Abuja on issues pertaining to security and the activities of the Boko Haram sect in the North-eastern part of the country.

The meeting lasted for about two hours and when Sambo came out, he turned down questions posed to him, entered a waiting black Range Rover jeep and drove off.

Sambo Dasuki

Although the details of their discussions were not made known to Journalists, our correspondent gathered that it may not be unconnected with the resurgent wave of suicide bombings and attacks by the Boko Haram sect in Maidugiri, the Borno state capital.

It was also learnt that Buhari and Sambo may have discussed some of the immediate measures put in place to contain the insurgents as well as the collaborative engagement with Nigeria’s neighbours.

This came just as the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said that Buhari will be embarking on a trip to Niger and Chad to explore ways of curtailing the activities of the Boko Haram sect.

“Buhari will go to the Niger Republic on Wednesday and will spend a night there before proceeding to Chad the next day,” he said.

According to Shehu, the president’s first official visit outside the country will be used to explore collaborative measures that could fast-track the fight against insurgency which has had negative impact on the social and economic lives of Nigerians, especially those living in the North-east.

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