By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, the Federal Government should seek the support of its neighbours in the fight against terrorism.
Zulum, who is also the Chairman of the North East Governors’ Forum, gave this advice on Wednesday during the North East Governors’ Forum held in Bauchi, the Bauchi state capital, stressing that multinational collaboration was the only feasible panacea to insurgency.
“Again, I want to use this opportunity to call on the Federal Government to seek support from our neighbours, especially the Republic of Chad and Niger with a view to providing a joint action that will look into the possibility of ending this crisis.
“Furthermore, Federal Government has to look into the possibility of employing mercenaries with a view to ending this insurgency.
“For us to end this insurgency, we must be committed enough. We must bring in external support; ensure mercenaries are hired to end this insurgency,” the governor said.
The fourth North East Governors’ Forum meeting, which was held in Bauchi had various dignitaries in attendance such as the host, Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed, Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Fintiri; Gombe State Governor Muhammad Yahaya; Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku among others. British High Commissioner to Nigeria Catriona Laing was also at the event as an observer.