In a time which has seen so many Nigerians call for the sack of service chiefs with regard to increased terrorist activities in the country and banditry, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has questioned Nigerians’ understanding of insurgency and terrorism, opining that there is ‘’ likelihood of terrorism persisting in Nigeria for another 20 years.’’ Buratai’s comments are coming on the heels of a Boko Haram attack in the Koshobe village close to Maidugri in Borno State, which saw numerous farmers slaughtered (their throats were silt). In a Facebook post on Tuesday, December 1, the army chief called for ‘’collective action and responsibility,’’ in the fight against terrorism.
There is general misunderstanding of what insurgency and terrorism entail. There is likelihood of terrorism persisting in Nigeria for another 20 years. It only depends on the level of escalation and the appropriate responses by all stakeholders both civil and military authorities. Also by both local in international actors. Citizens responsibility is equally important and imperative. All must cooperate to contain the lingering insecurity. Let there be collective action and responsibility
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