The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has disclosed that there is likelihood of terrorism persisting in Nigeria for another 20 years.
The army boss made this known while speaking through a post on his verified Facebook page.
He stated that there is a “misunderstanding” of what terrorism and insurgency is all about.
He further stated that the sense of responsibility of citizens is very important, reiterating that curbing terrorism depends on the level of escalation and the appropriate responses by all concerned.
He said that to end terrorism in the nation, citizens and international bodies have a big role to play, he added that Nigerians need to work hand in hand with the military to curb the lingering problem of insecurity in the northwest and other parts of the country.
His Facebook post read:
“There is general misunderstanding of what insurgency and terrorism entail. There is the 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.”