Our Solution to Insurgency is not Only on Military – Ekhomu


President of the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria, Dr Ona Ekhomu laments that Military is not only solution to Insurgency in North-East Nigeria.

On 2018 AISSON Security Conference held on Tuesday and Wednesday, He made the statement.

On the topic, Boko Haram/ISWA threats: Combating a burgeoning insurgency, Ekhomu urges FG to deal with the situation early.

He said, “We need a long view to the issues of violence. Because we lack the ability to see ahead, we miss when the red flags are raised. Sometimes, they start as communal clashes and if they are diffused at that level, they have been nipped in the bud. We need to be more proactive than preventive.

“It is wrong that the military is seen as the only solution to the insurgency. When we gather intelligence, what are we doing with it? That is where the action comes in. It is not about killing the head of an insurgency group; that simply makes another leader rise. Rather, their leaders should be used to decimate them and negotiate with them.”

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