Asiwaju Bola Ahmad Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, called on the Nigerian military to change its plan of action in an attempt to overcome security challenges in Nigeria.
The former Governor of Lagos State was quoted as saying this when he visited Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, in Maiduguri on Monday.
In the statement titled, ‘Boko Haram: Tinubu visits Zulum, wants military to change strategy’, Tinubu said killings by the terrorists are “cruder”.
He was quoted as saying, “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.”
Tinubu, on his sympathy visit to the Governor of the State over the killing of the rice farmers by Boko Haram insurgents, stated that under insurgency good governance would hardly be achieved.
“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,” Tinubu added.