Group condemns Gov Zulum call for Chadian soldier to fight insurgents

Group condemns Gov Zulum call for Chadian soldier to fight insurgents

- The recent call for an invitation to Chadian soldiers to help end terrorism in Nigeria by the Borno state governor has been condemned

- The condemnation was made by the Citizens Against Insurgency on Thursday, October 1

- According to the group, heeding to the governor's advise would jeopardize attempts by Nigerian government to wipe out the insurgents

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The Citizens Against Insurgency (CAI) on Thursday, October 1, condemned the call by the governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, to extend an invitation to Chadian troops to help fight Boko Haram terrorists.

CAI said the call by the Borno state governor on the insurgent attacks in the northeast region of Nigeria is "ill-conceived."

In a press statement released by CAI, no governor who also functions as a chief security officer of any state across the country should make such recommendation.

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The statement was signed by the director of strategy and communication of the group, Adamu Bala. 

Group condemns Gov Zulum call for Chadian soldier to fight insurgents
The group warned that the governor's advise to use Chadian forces against insurgents in Nigeria could jeopardize the nation's military efforts. Photo credit:
Source: UGC
"We condemn this call by the Borno state governor underpinned by the lack of understanding about the roles being played by international politics of geostrategic interests and the dynamics of terrorism."

The group further added that if the governor's advice is heeded to, all the efforts by the federal government and the Nigerian military to end the operations of insurgents in the northeast would be jeopardized.

Meanwhile, previously reported that Governor Zulum on Wednesday, September 30, called on the federal government of Nigeria to invite military forces from Chad to assist in the fight against Boko Haram.

The governor said engaging the Chadian soldiers in the counter-terrorism fight would record some meaningful successes.

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He also said that no army in the world have singlehandedly succeeded in ending any war against insurgency without collaboration.

Recall that Governor Zulum had alleged that some saboteurs are working against efforts made by government authorities in the country to end Boko Haram.

According to Zulum, there is need for President Muhammadu Buhari to look inwards into the security architecture of Nigeria to achieve desired result in counter-terrorism war.

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