The president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, lamented the inability of the Nigerian military to end the insurgency in the North East. The president-elect, during a visit of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) to his residence, however, said his administration would promote fiscal discipline and tackle the problems of insecurity, unemployment and corruption in the country.
Buhari, who received the leadership of ACF behind closed doors, said “the Nigerian military has never been so incapacitated like now. “It is a shame that the military cannot secure 14 local government areas out of the 774 local governments in the country”.
“What is more worrisome is the fact that the military had to rely on South African merceneries before it could win the war against Boko Haram. My administration, on assumption of office, will concentrate on major areas. We will ensure we nip insecurity in the bud.
“The Nigeria Army could not do small thing, they have to bring in South African mercaneries to enable them record the recent gains in the North-East. I don’t know how many of you know this. I got to know about it few days ago that the recent gains in the North-East were because South African mercenaries were used”. “The morale of the security forces will be raised as soon as we assume office,” he said.
Earlier, the chairman of the forum, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomasie, had called on the president-elect to create jobs and resuscitate ailing industries, adding that thousands of youths were roaming the streets, doing nothing.