An Elder Statesman and Leader of the Borno/Yobe Forum, Arc Ibrahim Bunu has tasked the Nigerian Army to take the war to the insurgents rather than Repelling only when they attack.
This is one of the 6 points demand handed down by the Forum to Governor Babagana Zulum during a Solidarity visit for onward transmission to the President and C-in-C of the Nigerian Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari.
Other Demands include :-
Military to be properly equipped and all their allowance paid in time.
“. The military should be taking the war to the insurgents rather than repelling only when they attacked. This allows the insurgents time to strengthen and consolidate their positions for subsequent attacks.
” The military should enforce inter agencies corporations and coordination among various arms of the military, and other security force to draw maximum benefit.
“Ensure frequent rotation of the officers, and men to avoid acclimatization and adaptation to the local communities. That will discontinue the unnecessary accusation of soldiers for engaging in business other than their duties.
” Work on the progress made in the resettlement of IDPs to their ancestral lands.
” Federal Government should also put in place a specific and appropriate empowerment initiative to stem the menace of poverty in Borno and Yobe States. This will reduce the tendencies of easy recruitment to Boko Haram and other social vices”,
The solidarity visit was to commiserate with the Governor whose convoy was attacked recently and also to acknowledge his leadership qualities .