- The international community has called on Nigeria to try new ways of dealing with insurgency
- The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) suggested that the federal government should try political solutions
- The EU and the UN said that with am effective collaboration among regions, terrorism can be curbed dramatically
The attention of the European Union (EU) and the United Nation (UN) has been brought more to the menace of insurgency rocking the northeastern part of Nigeria.
This is as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who returned to their home have been forced to flee to camps following repeated and more violent attacks from Boko Haram terrorists, Channels TV reports.
In fact, UN's humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, and EU's commissioner for crisis management, Janez Lenarcic, at a press conference in Abuja on Friday, January 24, stated that there has been an increase in the criminal activities of the insurgents, especially in Borno.
On his part, Kallon said that many aid workers have been killed within a short space of time, more illegal checkpoints created by armed groups.
As a way out of this, Lenarcic, said that the federal government should try political means as a lasting solution.
He said that the Nigerian government should explore political collaboration with neighbouring regions in the African continent.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that terrorism in the northeastern part of Nigeria would in no time become a thing of the past according to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The president gave this assurance on Friday, January 24, as he received Janez Lenarcic, the European Union (EU)'s commissioner from crisis management in Abuja.
He said that just like in the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, insurgency in the region will definitely be defeated, although it might time some time.
The president said that if the country could survive and overcome the civil unrest at the time, then violence in the north will not be an exception.
The Nigerian leader, assuring the EU commissioner of the federal government capacity to tackle the menace, said that the country has experience of war and that that is why he is confident that victory is certain in the fight anti-terrorism battle.
He said that the government is doing its best to disabuse the minds of Nigerians from the dishonesty in most media reports on Boko Haram.
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