President Muhammadu Buhari has despatched the Minister of Defence, Gen. Mansur Dan Ali (Rtf) to Maiduguri to investigate the reason for recent rising Boko Haram attack and bring back recommendations on how to combat it.
Even as he headed to Chad to work out how to tackle the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks.
The minister, who was in Maiduguri on Wednesday, went into a closed door meeting with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai and other top military commanders within Operation Lafiya Dole (the counter-insurgency operation in the North East).
He told journalists after emerging from the meeting that he was directed by Mr. President to come to the theatre and find what went wrong and bring back recommendations on how to handle the situation.
He said: “I was instructed by President Muhammadu Buhari to come and find out what happened and want need to be done from the commanders.”
Dan-Ali revealed that: “I have been briefed by the field commanders, and the Chief of Army staff have added his own. I will take home to the President all the recommendations and briefings that was done by each commander here”.
He also disclosed that: “I was been directed to visit Chad on the same mission. Right now I am proceeding to Chad on the instruction of Mr. President.”
Only last week, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olunisakin, and other service chiefs were in Borno on a similar mission.