Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to engage the services of foreign mercenaries in fighting against Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.
The Borno State Governor made this call on Monday while receiving the federal government’s delegation who were in the state to sympathise with the state government and the people of the state over the massacre of some rice farmers in the state.
Zulum pleaded with the ruling government to pay more attention to insecurity and insurgency in the country.
He also went on to make some other recommendations on how to end the insurgency.
“One of our recommendations as possible solutions to end the insurgency is the immediate recruitment of our youths into military and paramilitary services to complement the efforts of the Nigerian forces.
“Our second recommendation is to engage the services of our immediate neighbours, especially the government of Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic, in clearing the remnants of Boko Haram hiding in the shores of the Lake Chad.
“Our third recommendation is for him to engage the services of the mercenaries to clear the entire Sambisa forest.
“Our fourth recommendation is for him to provide the police and the military, with armed resistant armoured personnel carriers and other related equipment.”