Thursday, May 28, 2015

Why It's Taking Nigeria Too Long to Crush Boko Haram - Obasanjo

The Former President said the Nigerian army is taking a long time to crush Boko Haram because it's corrupt and ill-equipped.

According to THIS DAY, Obasanjo made the disclosure on Tuesday night in a panel discussion on ‘Development and Security: Dealing with New Threats’ at the ongoing 2015 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

He said, ''The military was not adequately equipped to deal with terrorism and there was corruption in the high ranks of the military. I believe Boko Haram will be dealt but it will not be dealt with only by military force because we have to deal with the big problems of underdevelopment and poverty. But if you don’t do that and you keep on hanging those problems, they will be suppressed for a while and it will be a matter of years, then you will begin to have Boko Haram in one form or the other rearing its ugly head again''.

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