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Governor of Borno State Urges Aggressive Military Action Against Insurgents

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Governor of Borno State Urges Aggressive Military Action Against Insurgents
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, chairman of the North East Governors' Forum, has called for aggressive military action against insurgents who refuse to surrender. In a meeting held in Maiduguri, Zulum emphasized the need to invade the hideouts of these insurgents and "neutralize" them. The governor's call signals a shift in approach towards insurgency and highlights the challenges faced by the government in restoring stability in the region.

Maiduguri, Nigeria - Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, also the chairman of the North East Governors' Forum, made a fervent appeal to the Nigerian military in a meeting held on September 9, 2023, calling for aggressive military action against insurgents who are still unwilling to surrender. Zulum urged the military to invade the hideouts of these insurgents and "neutralize" them, marking a change in approach towards the ongoing insurgency in the region.

The North East Governors' Forum's 8th meeting, held in Maiduguri, provided a platform for Zulum to address the escalating insurgency and the government's efforts to combat it. Acknowledging the military's achievements in quelling violence and restoring stability to many areas of the troubled sub-region, Zulum commended their bravery and determination in the fight against insurgency.

"No doubt, they have considered and acted upon a wide range of options in the fight against terrorism, thereby recording tremendous progress which has clearly indicated that the end to the insurgency in the sub-region is fast approaching," Governor Zulum stated during the meeting.

However, the governor emphasized the need for further action to root out the remaining insurgents who are yet to lay down their arms. Zulum called on the Nigerian military to invade the hideouts of these insurgents in remote areas and neutralize those who refuse to surrender.

The governor also highlighted the detrimental impact of the prolonged insurgency on social and economic activities in the sub-region. He emphasized that until the terrorists are subdued, efforts to improve the situation will be significantly hindered, and the region's progress will be slowed down.

The call for aggressive military action by the North East Governors' Forum adds an additional layer to the ongoing national discussion on how to effectively handle the insurgency that has caused immense suffering in the region. The complexities of combating terrorism require a multifaceted approach that involves military action, socio-economic development, and community engagement.

It remains to be seen whether the Nigerian military will heed the governor's call and escalate their actions against the insurgents. The challenge lies in striking a balance between military force and efforts to address the root causes of the insurgency and bring lasting peace to the North East region.

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