Nigeria Security is Now Beyond Military - Gov Fayemi


Kayode Fayemi

The Chairman of Nigerian Governor Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State said Security Challenge in Nigeria is now beyond Military.

Fayemi said this in a statement released on Wednesday 2nd of December 2020, after visiting Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum over the killing of Over 70 farmers by Boko Haram on the 28th of November 2020.

He said, “But what happened in the last three days is by far beyond any imagination, it was a massacre and it was one that none of us could come to terms easily.

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“The reality we can all say, and I personally as security scholar, the reality I can see is that our military is overwhelmed. Our military is no longer in a position to single-handedly tackle this menace effectively.

“It is not a criticism of our military, if one were to suggest a coalition beyond that will even include our neighbouring countries, who are probably more experienced in fighting an asymmetrical war. It will not be a loss of our pride as a country.”

This is not a visit to gratify ourselves, no, it is an expression of also our own frustration.

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“We can’t bring back the people we have lost in the last couple of days, but if we do not take the necessary steps the entire nation will be consumed by this insurgency,” Fayemi added.

Zulum said, “We need to address the underlying causes of the insurgency while appreciating the effort of the federal government in implementing some policies that are geared towards addressing poverty in the entire nation, Borno State deserve more.”

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