- Governor Zulum has given the federal government suggestions on how to win the war against insurgency
- The Borno state governor at a recent meeting suggested that the FG engage mercenaries to fight
- Zulum also called on the government to seek support from neighbouring countries
The federal government has been asked to hire mercenaries and seek the support of neighbouring countries such as the Republic of Chad and Niger in the fight against insurgency.
Zulum, who is also the chairman of the forum, said in order for the country to end the insurgency, they must be committed enough, adding that joint action is required.
The governor speaking further urged the new service chiefs to develop new strategies to end insurgency in the northeastern part of the country.
He lamented over the high rate of attacks by Boko Haram insurgents especially in the northeastern part of Nigeria.
Army chief lists Borno areas where B/Haram still operates
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, the Chief of Army Staff, gave Nigerian soldiers a 48-hour ultimatum to clear Boko Haram from some areas of Borno state where the terrorists still have a strong presence.
Attahiru on Sunday, February 21, addressed the troops of the Nigerian Army in Borno and gave the order that the insurgents should be cleared from the affected communities.
He told the troops not to let Nigeria down, ordering them to go back and do the needful just as he gave them the assurance that he will be right behind them.
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