- Buratai has revealed reasons why there are widespread insecurity in the country
- According to the past Chief of Army Staff, the country has too many ungovernable spaces
- Going further, he said military warfare alone is not the solution
There are many many ungovernable spaces in Nigeria according to the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai.
According to him, this is the leading cause of widespread insecurity in the country.
He disclosed this while being screened at the National Assembly for an ambassadorial position.
Going further, the retired general lamented that terrorists have permeated the Nigerian society and won several communities to their side, Channels TV reports.
He however noted that a multi-pronged approach and military warfare alone is not the solution.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the head of the department of mass communication at the Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba state, Dr Thomas Uzah, on Tuesday, February 16, said that the immediate past service chiefs will make the African continent proud as non-career ambassadors.
Uzah while speaking at a media parley attended by Legit.ng said Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai (retired) and other former service chiefs who have been nominated as ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari are on a step towards addressing the security challenges in Nigeria.
The university don said the nomination of the past military chiefs by the president would galvanize them towards utilizing their wealth of experience in service to the country over the years.
Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari had asked the Nigerian Senate to consider the confirmation of the past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors.
The president in a letter to the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, also requested the confirmation of the appointment of the commissioner, Nigerian Law Reform Commission, the commissioner of the Federal Civil Service Commission among others.
Also, the former army chief had said he will not comment on the criticism against his nomination by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Buratai said one major reason why he would not comment on the opposition’s party attacks is that he is not a politician.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.