Former Lagos state governor and the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu has advised the Nigerian military to change its strategy in the fight against Boko Haram.
Tinubu said this during a condolence visit to Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state over the killing of farmers by Boko Haram insurgents on Monday December 14.
In the statement titled, ‘Boko Haram: Tinubu visits Zulum, wants military to change strategy’, Tinubu averred that there is need for a change of plan in the fight against insurgency as the Governor’s life has also been attacked more than once in an effort to eliminate him.
“We have been on this (Boko Haram) for some time. We have seen the reaction of the Federal Government, we have seen the reaction of the armed forces, this is no longer conventional warfare, this is more tactical, more reason, cruder. In such a situation, what we do is to replan our strategy. We have seen the Governor’s life has been attacked more than one occasion in an effort to eliminate him but Allah is mighty, he has protected and will continue to protect you.
“You can’t concentrate, become innovative, and excel if you have to make educational development in fear. We saw people who have endured so much agony, denial, brutality decided to run to their farms to develop means of livelihood not only for themselves but for all of us, at the end they were slaughtered. That’s not religion, it is not in our religion (Islam), it is not in Christianity either, it is an act of wickedness.”