- A former lawmaker Shehu Sani faults the federal government for often declaring that it has decimated Boko Haram insurgents
- Shehu Sani suggests that the repeated claims of having defeated Boko Haram insurgents came too early
- The former senator notes that claiming to have defeated Boko Haram is like raising a trophy in the middle of a race
A former lawmaker Shehu Sani, has faulted the federal government for often declaring that it had defeated Boko Haram insurgents.
The former senator who represented Kaduna Central at the Senate during the eight National Assembly suggested that the repeated claims of having defeated Boko Haram insurgents came too early.
Sani stated that claiming to have defeated Boko Haram was like raising a trophy in the middle of the race.
"We have defeated them,we have decimated them,we have crushed them,we have exterminated them,we have annihilated them,We have pushed them,we have finished them;We have repeatedly raise our trophy in the middle of the race,” Sani said.
The activist also told the federal government to take practical steps in ending the Boko Haram violence.
“The FG should listen to what Governor Zullum said on the tragedy in Auno and take the practical steps towards ending this violence;The observation will be useful since it didn’t emanate from activists,Northern Elders or the opposition who are always ‘politicizing the issue,” he said
In another report, the leadership of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has condemned the rising insecurity across regions in the country especially the north.
Professor Ango Abdullahi, the chairman of the NEF said President Muhammadu Buhari as failed as a leader in the area of Nigeria's security.
Speaking to journalists after a meeting in Zaria, Kaduna state, Abdullahi said President Buhari appears helpless in finding solutions to insecurity as well as poverty in the country.
Abdullahi said the NEF will throw its weight behind a candidate who can find solutions to problems bedevilling zone.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the Miyetti Allah has given reasons for being against the security outfit - Amotekun - recently launched in the southwest.
Reacting to the launch of the outfit, the president of the Miyetti Allah Kautal in Bauchi state, Sadiq Ahmed, alleged that the aim of forming the security outfit was to flush out the Fulani tribe from the southwest region.
Vanguard reports that Ahmed said Amotekun also lacked the legal framework needed for it to operate as a security outfit in Nigeria.
He said while it cannot be denied that Nigeria is facing various security challenges, what is actually needed in the country is a restructuring of the security architecture in the nation.
In another report, following his government's efforts to end insurgency in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians and the international community of the steadfast commitment of his administration to secure the freedom of all children and other victims of abduction by terrorists.
Legit.ng reports that the president renewed the pledge on Monday, February 10, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at a high-level breakfast dialogue on "stop the war on children affected by armed conflicts, dividend of silencing the guns,’’ a side event during the 33rd AU summit.
This was revealed in a statement issued by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, on the evening of Monday, February 10.
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