‘Boko Haram has gone beyond FG’s capacity’



Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has spoken on the high level of insecurity in the country, stating that the Federal Government alone cannot tackle the menace.


Speaking at the second session of the seventh Synod of the Anglican Communion, Oleh Diocese, in the Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, Obasanjo called for greater collaborating among several African governments in tackling terrorism.

“Intelligence was poor and governments embarked on games of denials while paying ransoms which strengthened the insurgents and yet governments denied payment of ransoms. Today, the security issue has gone beyond the wit and capacity of Nigerian government or even West African governments,” he stated. 

According to him, insecurity must be taken seriously at all levels and be addressed at once without favouritism or cuddling. He regretted that Boko Haram and herdsmen acts of violence were not treated as they should at the beginning.

“They have both incubated and…

Linda Ikeji