The former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has revealed that it will take at least twenty years to tackle the security challenges confronting the country at the moment.
Burutai revealed this while Speaking before Senator Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa, senator representing Bauchi North Senatorial District. Buratai said that It will take 20 years to address this insecurity. According to him, intelligence capacity of the army was so low, but now it is first class, cyber command is a top notch.
Prior to this time, Burutai has posted on his facebook page that terrorism would persist for 20 years except collective responsibility and action is taken by both civil and military authorities.
More also, Buratai who noted that the warfare has permeated the society said that they have won the communities to their side, adding that It requires a multi pronged approach, insisting that the military warfare is just one aspect.
In his words,” The military alone cannot solve this. There should be hospitals, schools, roads and government presence in these communities. There are so many ungovernable spaces and until these spaces have government presence, it will not be resolved”.