Governor Babagana Zulum has reiterated the need for more military personnel to be deployed to fight Boko Haram in Borno state he governs.
The Governor said this while appearing on Channels TV’s Politics Today on Friday December 11. He said the shores of Lake Chad, Sambisa forest and Mandara Hills are the most affected by the insurgents who invade and attack communities and return to their hideouts.
He stated that the three major strongholds are under the control of the insurgents and there are currently not enough security personnel.
“There is a need for the Nigerian Military to take the war into these critical areas. ”
Zulum added that if the war against insurgence is truly to be won, the Federal Government will have to engage the security forces of neighbouring countries.
“Yes, you are right, the Nigerian Air Force have done a great job in using the airstrikes to bombard the place (Sambisa, etc) but military operations have to be followed by some stabilization mechanisms.
“One of the recommendations is for the Nigerian government to look into the possibility of a coalition with its neighbours such as the Lake Chad”.