INSURGENCY: Governors Call For UN, International Forces Intervention

 

ADAMAWA –

 

GOVERNORS of Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states have jointly called the United Nations and foreign military intervention in confronting militant group Boko Haram.

Governor James Ngilari of Adamawa State, who spoke on behalf of governors Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe and Kahim Shettima of Borno, said the region needed not jus food, but also military intervention.

Speaking in a separate interview, Ngilari’s spokesman, P.P. Elisha said there was need for over 8,000 people who are currently being displaced following series of attacks by members of the terrorists group, to return to their bases.

Elisha said the government appreciated the international communities’ humanitarian assistance, but stressed that the people needed more than that.

He said: ‘’ What is important is to do is to end the insurgency.’’

“It is important for these people to be able to go back to their … homes. It is better than the aid being given,” he said.

“Like they are doing in the case of Islamic State -ISIS in the Middle East, they could do the same thing in the northeast of Nigeria.

With the rate at which the militants launch attacks, in what looks like a daily basis in recent times, there is nothing to suggest that an end would come to the terror being unleashed on the people of the northeast by the group before next month’s general elections.

 

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