Zulum Laments Low Impact of Military Tactics against Insurgency
The governor of Borno state and Chairman of the Northeast Governors Forum, Babagana Umara Zulum lamented the low impact of military tactics in the fight against insurgency in the sub-region.
He therefore urged the federal government to hire mercenaries and collaborate with Nigeria’s neighbours to end insurgency.
Zulum made the statement in his opening remark at the 4th meeting of Northeast Governors Forum held in Bauchi on Wednesday, where he also said that nothing tangible could be achieved in an unfriendly atmosphere.
“Service chiefs have been changed, expectedly, a new strategy by the new chiefs should be formed as insecurity in Northeast is taking a new turn for the worst because the tactics presently employed is having limited impact.
“The use of hired mercenaries should also be employed to end the insurgency. And for us to permanently address the problems of insecurity, out of school children and infrastructural deficit, we must stem down corruption,” he said.
Zulum further advocated for the conversion of all boarding schools to day schools in affected places where kidnappings have occurred while also calling for the protection of critical infrastructure to avoid a repetition of a terrorist attack on electricity infrastructure that has left Borno in darkness for the last seven weeks.
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