Terrorism: Ekhomu Wants FG To Arm Hunters
FOLLOWING the massacre of 68 people, including many children on Thursday in Njaba, Borno State, security expert, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, have condemned the act, saying such colossal loss of lives could have been prevented if government had not rested on her oars.
Ekhomu, who spoke with The Guardian over the phone Friday, described the incident as unfortunate, adding that Nigeria should not have been carried away by her recent successes recorded in the fight against terrorism.
On the way forward to curb terrorism in Nigeria, Ekhomu said: “Knowing fully well that Boko Haram are part of international terrorist group, government must increase security awareness among the citizens. All government just need to do is to ensure that arms are given to local hunters through their village head who can identify them.”
Ekhomu charged government to intensify military patrol in the affected region in Nigeria.
Also, speaking on the matter on a radio programme yesterday in Lagos, a legal practitioner, Mr.Tonny, advised government to improve on intelligence about terrorism, saying “we are still at war.”
Tonny stated that the war on terrorism could only be won if government officials at all levels do what is expected of them.
Stating that security vote is meant for security, not for personal use, Tonny charged governors to use their security vote appropriately.
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