In Nigeria, a Northern group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called for the overhaul of the nation’s security infrastructure to end the prevailing insurgency in the land, maintaining that the current strength of the military could not defeat the Boko Haram insurgents. It, therefore, canvassed the retooling of the troops.
Lamenting the gruesome killings of innocent Nigerians at Aunto village in Borno and other victims of armed bandits in parts of the federation, the group held that the performance of the military had shown that it needed more impetus to win the war.
In a statement yesterday in Kaduna by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Mohammad Ibrahim Biu, ACF said it had on several occasions appealed to security agencies to be proactive, professional and strategic in the counter-terrorism fight to avoid colossal damages.
The northern leaders said: “The Auno massacre could have been avoided if the necessary security measures were observed.