The President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sorrow over the killing of 10 soldiers from Niger Republic by the Boko Haram terrorists.
In a statement issued in Abuja on his behalf on Thursday by his media team, the President-elect said he was deeply saddened that soldiers from other African countries that came to help Nigeria to fight terrorism were targeted and killed by the terrorists.
According to him, Nigeria could never forget the sacrifices of soldiers from other African countries, mainly Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic, who are part of the African Union Multinational Joint Military Task Force.
The President-elect said the sacrifice of the soldiers from Niger Republic was a demonstration of their commitment to African peace and stability in the spirit of good neighbourliness.
General Buhari warned Boko Haram that targeting Nigerien soldiers and troops from other African countries would only toughen the resolve of his incoming government to fight terrorism with all the resources at its disposal.
He conveyed his heartfelt sympathy to the families, government and the people of Niger Republic over the murder of their soldiers by the Boko Haram bandits.