Insecurity: Nigerian security forces have failed, we need mercenaries – Borno Lawmaker

A Nigerian House of Representatives member has called for mercenaries to tackle insecurity in the country.


The lawmaker from Borno State, Ahmed Jaha claimed that the Nigerian security forces have failed.


Jaha, who represents Chibok, Gwoza, Danbuwa made the call on Tuesday while reacting to a motion moved by Obinna Ginger.


Speaking on insecurity, Jaha said the foreign mercenaries almost wiped out the Boko Haram insurgents during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.


He stated that Buhari was wrongly counselled to expel the mercenaries in 2015, adding that insecurity has spread to other parts of the country.


Jaha said Nigerian security forces failed to address insecurity despite the billions of naira spent. He said the House must present a clear position on the deployment of foreign machinery.

“The mercenaries almost wiped out the Boko Haram insurgents during Jonathan’s administration but Buhari sent them out of the country,” he said.


It would be recalled that former President Jonathan invited South African mercenaries to lead the charge in the fight against insurgents.

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