Nigeria may battle terrorism for the next 20 years-Buratai


Amid rising cases of Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, says Africa’s most populous nation will most likely continue to suffer terrorist attacks for the next 20 years

Buratai made the comment on his verified Facebook Page days after Boko Haram terrorists killed dozens of rice farmers in Zabarmari, a community in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State. Residents say at least 43 farmers were murdered.

According to Buratai, “There is general misunderstanding of what insurgency and terrorism entail,” The Army Chief added, in the post he made at 7:53 PM on December 1. “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, both local and international actors. Citizens’ responsibility is equally important and imperative. All must cooperate to contain the lingering insecurity. Let there be collective action and responsibility.”

This statement comes amid calls by the Senate and other relevant stakeholders that Buratai and other chiefs should be relieved of their positions since they had proven incapable of leading the armed forces to victory over Boko Haram.

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