Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has urged the Federal Government to hire mercenaries and collaborate with neighbouring countries to end insurgency in the Northeast.
Zulum, who is also the Chairman of the Northeast Governors Forum, said this while delivering the opening remark at the 4th meeting of governors of the region held in Bauchi on Wednesday.
He said, “Service chiefs have been changed, expectedly, a new strategy by the new chiefs should be formed as insecurity in Northeast is taking a new turn for the worst because the tactics presently employed is having limited impact. The federal government should seek for support from neighbours with a view to finding solution to end insurgency.
“The use of hired mercenaries should also be employed to end the insurgency. And for us to permanently address the problems of insecurity, out of school children and infrastructural deficit, we must stem down corruption.”