- Quite a lot is expected from the leadership of the nation to end the violence that has claimed lives in the northeast
- This was the view of Babagana Zulum of Borno state on Tuesday, January 28
- Zulum listed lack of trust, corruption, poor planning among factors that have kept the insurgency still on in the region
The governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, has listed a number of factors that are responsible for the raging insurgency in the northeast.
Speaking at a lecture in Abuja on Tuesday, January 28, Zulum said that there is mistrust between the Nigerian Armed forces and some civil authorities in the region, Premium Times reports.
Zulum also pointed at poor planning on the part of the federal government as being another key factor for the violence that has claimed a lot of lives.
Added to these, the governor stated that corruption and the fact that some internally displaced persons are yet to be rehabilitated into the society should also be looked into.
He said: “Corruption and displacements are other reasons for the unending insurgency in the region.
“As long as the people are not resettled back to their communities, the war will not end, because people need to go back to their normal businesses.”
As a way forward, the governor called for a comprehensive welfare strategy for residents in terror-stricken parts of the north which have been recovered by the Nigerian Army.
Zulum said that the government must strive to fix the social, political and cultural damages caused by the insurgency.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had been urged to expose the financiers of Boko Haram in the country before the terrorist group plunges the nation into a religious war.
The plea was made by the director-general, centre for justice on religion and ethnicity in Nigeria, Kallamu Dikwa, in Kaduna on Monday, January 27.
Legit.ng gathered that the pastor said since the president assumed office in 2015, he has shown commitment in trying to bring to book some notable Nigerians that looted the country’s treasury but failed to end terrorism and banditry.
Dikwa commended the courage shown by the president to bring to book those that have brought the country to the mess it found itself economically, stressing that his failure to bring to the notice of Nigerians the financiers of Boko Haram would appear that the present government only wanted cheap popularity to ensure his victory at the polls in 2015.
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