• June 15, 2021

Insurgency Can’t Be Crushed By Military Force Says Ex-NHIS Boss

By Amaka Obi (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to a former Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, a non-military approach would be the best way of checking the worsening security situation in the country.

Yusuf stated this yesterday on ‘The Morning Show,’ a programme on Arise News Channel.

According to Yusuf, resorting to military force in its bid to end insurgency, armed banditry and secessionist agitations would be counterproductive for the country in the long run, as unlike criminal groups, the underlying issues responsible for the existence these groups could not be just wished away, but must be addressed through negotiation, reconciliation, rehabilitation and reparations, for peace to reign once more in the country.

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Yusuf said he played a key role, along with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Muslim cleric, Sheik Abubakar Gumi, in negotiating the release of the 27 abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in Kaduna State.

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