Insurgency: Northern governor asks FG to hire mercenaries to fight

Insurgency: Northern governor asks FG to hire mercenaries to fight

- 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

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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.

The Cable reports that Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state made the appeal during the Northeast Governors Forum meeting in Bauchi state on Wednesday, March 3.

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.

Insurgency: Northern governor asks FG to hire mercenaries to fight
Governor Zulum has called on the government to hire mercenaries to fight insurgency. Photo credit: @ProfZulum
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The governor speaking further urged the new service chiefs to develop new strategies to end insurgency in the northeastern part of the country.

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He lamented over the high rate of attacks by Boko Haram insurgents especially in the northeastern part of Nigeria.

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Meanwhile, 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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Oluwatobi Bolashodun is a journalist with six years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from Babcock University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Oluwatobi is a Current Affairs Editor, mostly writing on political, educational, and business topics. She uses her team spirit to encourage others to work hard.


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