Terrorism may continue in Nigeria for another 20 years – Chief of Army Staff, Buratai says

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, seems to be short of ideas of how Nigeria can defeat terrorist groups as he says terrorism in Nigeria may continue for another 20 years.

Buratai said this on his verified Facebook page a day after over 43 rice farmers were slaughtered by Boko Haram in Borno State.

The army boss said things can only improve if both military and civilians come together to tackle terrorism.

He wrote, “There is general misunderstanding of what insurgency and terrorism entail. There is likelihood of terrorism persisting in Nigeria for another 20 years. It only depends on the level of escalation and the appropriate responses by all stakeholders both civil and military authorities.

“Also by both local in international actors. Citizens’ responsibility is equally important and imperative. All must cooperate to contain the lingering insecurity. Let there be collective action and responsibility.”