All Progressives Congress chieftain, Muhammadu Buhari has called for an overall new security initiative, as well as enhanced cooperation across Federal, State and Local Government levels in order to effectively combat Boko Haram menace in the country.
Buhari said, “Security agencies of the (federal) government need closer cooperation with civilian security infrastructure which is in place but seldom considered as a part of the security effort.
”The local government structure from ward to district to state level is an excellent starting point for an over-all new security initiative. State-wide effort should be carefully coordinated with federal authorities. It should be a bottom-to-top operation. The bickering between Abuja and the states should cease if we are serious in wanting to win the war and end the conflict. All moneys voted must demonstrably be seen to be spent on security.”
He called for a unified Nigeria to “come together with unequivocal support to the government and security agencies in this fight against mindless violence and mad-cap ideologies.”
He also said Nigerians should hold a unified view of Boko Haram which he described as “abhorrent, anti-Islamic, anti-religion and anti-human sect.”