Boko Haram: How Osinbajo Wants Military To Fight Terrorism
The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has a new assignment for the Nigerian Army.
The war suffered setbacks recently, one of which was the abduction of oil exploration workers few days to the end of the month of July.
Professor Osinbajo thinks there is need to change tactics.
He wants the Nigerian Armed Forces to explore technology which he believes will go a long way in ending the insurrection.
Militants, terrorists, hackers and those sabotaging nations’ economies are re-inventing themselves with technology and changing the very nature of warfare in the 21st century.
It was the graduation ceremony for persons undertaking Course 25 of the National Defence College and the Acting President reminded the military that conventional military strategy is no longer enough.
"You must be innovative in how you confront current security challenges," he told them.
“It is only by preparing and adapting to the changing nature of the security landscape that countries can win the war against terrorism, economic sabotage, and cybercrimes,” he stressed.
Service Chiefs are in the northeast to ensure that gains made earlier in the fight against Boko Haram do not vanish in few months.
Boko Haram is increasing attacks on communities and the military has attributed these attacks to the terrorists access to information.
After the oil exploration workers were abducted, the Acting President ordered Service Chiefs to return to the northeast.