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Zulum Asks FG To Engage Mercenaries, Suggests Other Ways To Clear Insurgents

A file picture of Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum. Photo: [email protected]


Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has given six suggestions to the Federal Government on find out how to win the battle towards Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents terrorising the north-eastern area of Nigeria.

He made the ideas on Monday when he obtained members of a presidential delegation who visited Borno to commiserate with the individuals of the state following the killing of 43 farmers in Koshobe Village.

The governor believes participating mercenaries, in addition to the quick recruitment of youths into the navy to spice up its energy, will go a protracted option to defeat the insurgents.

He burdened that it was additionally vital to interact the providers of neighbouring Niger Republic, Chad, and Cameroon to clear the remnants of the insurgents within the Lake Chad area and the Mandara mountains.

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Governor Zulum additionally urged the Federal Government to make sure the supply of mine resistance armoured personnel carriers and different tools for the navy, police, and different safety businesses concerned within the insurgency battle.

He additionally requested the federal government to help the repatriation of internally displaced individuals in Cameroon and Niger Republic, in addition to enhance the livelihood help for the individuals of Borno State.

In his remarks, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, who led the delegation, condoled with the federal government and folks of the state over the ugly incident.

He knowledgeable the governor that President Muhammadu Buhari has requested him to guarantee the individuals of Borno of his dedication to preventing insurgency.

The Senate President added that the armed forces have been given marching orders to go and battle the insurgents wherever they had been hiding.

According to him, the Federal Government is intensifying bilateral cooperation to make sure insurgents have nowhere to cover when they’re chased out of Nigeria.

Members of the delegation included the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello; the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Ali Pantami, and the Minister of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Shehuri.

Other members had been the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno, and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

The delegation was obtained on arrival on the airport by the Borno State Deputy Governor, Usman Gadafu.

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