Former Nigerian military chief Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (retired) on Thursday stated the Boko Haram crisis is more likely to proceed for the subsequent 20 years.
He stated the terrorists had modified folks’s minds for a very long time, and that may make ending the battle extraordinarily troublesome.
Buratai made the remarks whereas showing earlier than the Nigerian Overseas Affairs Committee of the Senate for consideration as Ambassador.
The veteran stated that though the Nigerian Military has the cooperation of neighboring nations similar to Cameroon, Chad and Niger, and is gaining floor, the power of the gun alone will not finish the battle.
Buratai stated there have been political and financial issues that wanted to be addressed, as many northern Nigerian cities had restricted infrastructure.
” Our army is cooperating with the Chadian and Cameroonian forces. We now have achieved success. However the terrorists have penetrated the hearts of the folks,” he stated.
“Jihata Borno is the headquarters of the tragedy. It isn’t one thing you may take away in a single day.”
“The army alone can’t remedy the issue. There are financial issues that have to be addressed. There ought to be infrastructure, however there may be none.”
“I can let you know 5 native authorities areas in Borno that there aren’t any good roads. Equally Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto. There are various locations within the North that do not need authorities indicators as a result of there aren’t any roads and facilities,” Buratai added.
“We will not end the battle for 20 years.”
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