Mr Kayode Fayemi, the Governor of Ekiti State, has insisted that the Nigerian navy is now not ready to single-handedly sort out the safety challenges within the nation successfully.
Fayemi made the claims on Wednesday when members of the Nigeria Governors’ Discussion board (NGF) paid a go to to the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, over the current bloodbath of rice farmers by Boko Haram insurgents within the state.
Within the assertion titled, ‘Governors Discussion board: Safety challenges are past the navy,’ Fayemi mentioned Nigerian navy is overwhelmed and wishes assist to sort out safety challenges.
“However what occurred within the final three days is by far past any creativeness, it was a bloodbath, and it was one which none of us might come to phrases simply,” Fayemi mentioned.
“The truth we are able to all say, and I personally as a safety scholar, the truth, I can see is that our navy is overwhelmed. Our navy is now not ready to single-handedly sort out this menace successfully.
“It’s not a criticism of our navy if one have been to counsel a coalition past that can even embrace our neighbouring nations, who’re in all probability extra skilled in combating an asymmetrical warfare. It’ll not be a lack of our delight as a rustic.”
“This isn’t a go to to gratify ourselves, no, it’s an expression of additionally our personal frustration.
“We can’t convey again the folks we’ve misplaced within the final couple of days, but when we don’t take the mandatory steps your complete nation might be consumed by this insurgency,” He added.
Different governors who have been a part of the condolence go to to Zulum embrace Aminu Tambuwal Waziri, the Governor of Sokoto and the Vice Chairman of the Discussion board, Abubakar Bello, the Governor of Niger State, and Atiku Bagudu, the Governor of Kebbi State.