- Governor Babagana Zulum has revealed to the Nigerian Army what it must do to completely flush out insurgency in the north
- Zulum on Tuesday, October 6, advised the army to take its war against terrorists in all hideouts
- The governor also urged the force to share intelligence and embark on confidence-boosting and building among soldiers
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First-hand experience seems to have taught Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno some key lessons that must be applied in the battle against insurgency.
Zulum and his convoy on several occasions were attacked by armed terrorists on his way to visit Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.
The governor on Tuesday, October 6, revealed to the Nigerian Army new ways it can sustain its victory over insurgency not only in the state but throughout the northeast region.
Zulum advised the armed forces to embark on intelligence sharing and confidence-building among themselves to form a formidable unit against the terrorists.
He also called on the Nigerian Army to take its raids to all hideouts of the insurgents.
“The Nigerian Army must, therefore, take the war to all the hideouts of the Boko Haram Camp and surely should not wait and give the insurgents the opportunity of first attack.
“Ladies and Gentlemen the Nigerian Army must also embark on confidence-building and confidence sharing mechanism with communities and civil authorities.”
Zulum made these submissions during the quarterly meeting of the force convened by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant. General Tukur Burutai, in Maiduguri.
Earlier, Governor Zulum on Tuesday, September 29, revealed how he would implement his drive to fight terrorism and restore peace in the state.
A delegation of National Assembly members led by a former governor of the state, Kashim Shettima, paid Zulum a visit on Tuesday, September 29.
Zulum assured the delegate that he would be more careful in his move to chase out the insurgents from the state.
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