Nasawara State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, says President Muhammadu Buhari should engage Chadian soldiers if he wants to defeat Boko Haram insurgents in North-East Nigeria.
Sule stated this while speaking on Channels Television on Sunday night.
The Nasarawa governor, who visited Borno State after the killing of over 40 rice farmers by Boko Haram, had said other options should be explored to end the insurgency in the North-East.
Explaining such other options on Sunday evening, Governor Sule said, “Many times, we have spoken about engaging external forces to assist us. We have seen how the Chadians have been very successful in handling Boko Haram. Can we engage them? Can we actually begin to engage others who can assist us so that we can handle this matter once and for all?”
He, however, commended the President for his “responsiveness” to finding a lasting solution to the insecurity situation in the country.
“If you want to get Mr President’s attention, talk about security. This is a man who is very concerned about the security of the country but he is also not the type that will come out and talk so much on what he is doing. I don’t talk for Mr President but this is based on what I know about him; Mr President takes security with urgency,” he said.
Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, had also appealed to President Buhari to engage mercenaries and seek the assistance of the armed forces of countries like Chad, Cameroon, amongst others to defeat the Boko Haram terrorists.