The continued attacks by the insurgent group, Boko Haram has been raising a lot of concerns.
In light of this, former President Ibrahim Babangida advised President Muhammadu Buhari and the military to change tactics against Boko Haram stating that the new approach by Buhari and the military against Boko Haram must be holistic in such a way that the military will pound the enclaves of the sect day and night.
He said strategic efforts and initiatives of the military at curtailing Boko Haram should remain top secret.
Babangida, who made his views known in a Sallah message on Wednesday, said it was time for Nigerians to be strong and unite against the insurgency.
“At this stage of our national history, especially with the insecurity we presently experience, it is appropriate for us to devise new ways and means of confronting this hydra-headed insurgency, without making such initiatives public knowledge.
“Strategic efforts and initiatives of the military targeted at curtailing the spread of Boko Haram should remain most often top secret within military hierarchy and the presidency. Collaborative efforts should also follow similar pattern so that little or limited information is let loose for the consumption of members of the sect.
“Coordinated efforts by the security agencies should be strengthened and refocused to gain new dimensions towards combating the unwholesome activities of this sect, and when such dimensions are sought and cultivated, they should remain the exclusive preserve of top military brass.”
“The President, General Muhammadu Buhari, as a military officer, understands the import of these altruistic suggestions and I trust that he will take steps to apply some of them that fit into the mainstream strategies already in place.
“The approach has to be a holistic one, well coordinated with full onslaught launched by the day and night to route these insurgents to surrender,” he said.