‘Nigeria must be declared a nation at war’ — Okorocha speaks on killing of soldiers

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Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says Nigeria should be declared as a nation at war over the recent killings of soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.

Daily Trust quoted the governor to have said this when officers from the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji, Kaduna, paid him a courtesy visit at the government house, Owerri, Imo state capital.

Soldiers in the north-east have been under a series of attacks by the insurgents in the last two weeks.

The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), a faction of the Boko Haram sect, claimed responsibility for the attacks.

While there were reports that over 100 soldiers lost their lives, the army said it lost 39 of its troops.

Okorocha said the loss of 10 soldiers is enough to declare Nigeria at war, “not to talk about 40 soldiers.”

He likened the insecurity situation in the country to what was obtainable in Imo when he…



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