Governor Zulum calls on FG to bring in mercenaries to wipe insurgency
Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum has asked President Buhari to bring in mercenaries to wipe out Boko Haram insurgents.
The Governor made the recommendations while receiving a federal government delegation who were on a condolence visit to the state on Monday, November 30, over the killing of 43 farmers by Boko Haram insurgents.
Zulum also asked for the provision of armed resistant armored personnel carriers, rehabilitation of roads, and support for displaced persons.
“One of our recommendations as possible solutions to end the insurgency is the immediate recruitment of our youths into military and paramilitary services to complement the efforts of the Nigerian forces.
“Our second recommendation is to engage the services of our immediate neighbors, especially the government of Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic, in clearing the remnants of Boko Haram hiding in the shores of the Lake Chad.
“Our third recommendation is for him to engage the services of the mercenaries to clear the entire Sambisa forest.
“Our fourth recommendation is for him to provide the police and the military, with armed resistant armored personnel carriers and other related equipment.
“We are also soliciting the support of the federal government to support the Borno state repatriation of out displaced persons currently residing in Cameroon and the Niger Republic.”
Governor Zulum has also noted that the federal ministry of works had not constructed roads in the last 25 years in Borno State and most parts of the North-East, said the insurgency in the state can be cut down by 60 percent if the federal government can fix the bad roads in Borno and the north-east.
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