Governor Zulum to Buhari: Military needs to change strategy

Governor Zulum to Buhari: Military needs to change strategy

- Governor Zulum has urged the FG to change tactics because Boko Haram is back

- The governor said this when President Buhari visited the state

- Also, the governor acknowledged the success of the military in the state

The Nigerian military has been urged to change its strategy in the fight against terrorism in the North-East part of the country.

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, gave this advice while speaking at a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the palace of Abubakar Elkanemi, shehu of Borno.

Though the governor acknowledged the success of the military, he still said there is a need for the Army to hunt down the terrorists in their hideouts.

He also decried the return of insurgency.

Meanwhile, had reported that Buhari blamed community leaders in Borno state over the unending Boko Haram saga.

The president alleged that the leaders are not cooperating enough with the military to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

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According to Buhari, the insurgents cannot visit the state without the knowledge of the community leaders.

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The president said this in reaction to Zulum and the Shehu of Borno’s comments.

Specifically, the president called for intelligence sharing with the local population.

Going further, he begged the people of Borno to cooperate with the government to end insurgency because it is the future that is being protected.

He also wondered how the insurgency survived until the present time. However, he promised to ensure the security of the country.

"In my understanding of our culture, I wonder how Boko Haram survives up to this time." ( - We have upgraded to serve you better

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