By Chuks Ekpeneru
To Defeat the Boko Haram terrorist group, Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has suggested the recruitment of 100,000 more soldiers.
He has also said at least 50,000 people from Borno should be engaged by the military with or without western education to prosecute the ongoing war on terror.
Zulum stated these on Wednesday while playing host to the House of Representatives’ Committee on Defence led by its chairman, Hon. Babajimi Benson.
The governor stressed that the war against insurgents cannot be competently fought and successfully won without manpower, technology and proper funding.
Zulum told Benson during the visit that “you cannot fight this insurgency to an end without technology and without manpower and without funding”.
He said, “Take my words, they (the military) don’t have the manpower, they don’t have the equipment. Kindly advise the Speaker and the Senate President to tell Mr. President to approve the massive recruitment of soldiers. We need about 100,000 more to be recruited into the Nigerian Army. They should come and employ the locals whether they have western education or not.