By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi says Nigeria is facing a much more complex security challenge than the Boko Haram insurgency.
Amechi said this on Channels Television, while commenting on the current state of insecurity in the country, consequent to the recent spate of killings in the north-east.
“We are facing a different kind of insecurity,” the minister noted, a few days after the United Nations said at least 110 civilians were ruthlessly killed and many others wounded when Boko Haram insurgents attacked villages near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
According to the 55-year-old former governor of Rivers State, who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in November 2013, Boko Haram, which constituted the country’s major security challenge in the past is child’s play in juxtaposition with what is currently obtainable, harping on the need for comprehensive efforts to address the new challenges.
“When we were in power as governors, the problem we were facing was Boko Haram. Not is it much more than Boko Haram. We need to address those issues.”