Chibok Girls: Buhari Charges Military To Step Up Intelligence
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday charged the military to develop the appropriate intelligence and strategy to rescue the missing 209 students of Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State.
Buhari gave the charge while interacting, via video conferencing, with troops’ commanders in the North-East, shortly after laying a wreath at the cenotaph of the `unknown soldier’ at the National Arcade, Abuja.
The interaction with troops was part of the programme for the Wreath Laying Ceremony, which was the climax of the 2016 Armed Forces and Remembrance Day celebration.
Buhari, who expressed satisfaction with the performance of the troops, said that Nigerians were equally concerned about their performance and were eagerly awaiting the return of the abducted Chibok girls.
He assured them of his administration’s commitment to improving their welfare and enhancing the military’s operational readiness to deal with contemporary challenges of national security.
“I am quite impressed with what you have done so far and what you are currently doing.
“Yesterday, I met with some of the parents of the Chibok girls; the nation is anxiously waiting for you to provide the intelligence on their whereabouts and develop the strategy and tactics to recover them.
“Tell the troops that we are all concerned about their performance and I assure you the government is doing its best to make sure that they are provided with the best that is possible in terms of military hardware.
“We are also taking the issues of efficiency, logistics and your allowances seriously.’’