Nigeria Metele assault: President Buhari speaks of deep surprise

Symbol copyright Reuters Image caption Muhammadu Buhari was once elected on a promise to defeat militant group Boko Haram

Nigeria’s leader has vowed to close the “loopholes” which allowed militants to reportedly kill dozens of infantrymen at a base in north-jap Borno state.

President Muhammadu Buhari addressed final Sunday’s assault publicly after the military stated it had taken place.

It were reported that a minimum of 40 infantrymen died whilst an Islamist militant workforce focused the base in Metele.

However the military refused to confirm the reviews till Friday, when they placed out a unlock disputing the dying toll.

The military did not supply a special figure.

But whilst the military has retaken most of the territory the militants as soon as managed, they are nonetheless able to perform fatal attacks.

In an announcement, released on Friday night time, the army admits that it’s operating in “making an attempt times”, that is a unprecedented if veiled admission that the army is experiencing critical setbacks in the combat towards the jihadists, says BBC Africa editor Will Ross.

On Monday, a Boko Haram faction unswerving to the Islamic State group, referred to as the Islamic State West Africa Province, mentioned it had carried out the assault and placed the dying toll at a minimum of 40.

President Buhari’s political opponents in the Senate stated FORTY FOUR infantrymen had died.

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