Borno State governor, Babagan Zulum has said military interventions can not curb the insecurity challenges the country is faced with.
Governor Zulum said this on Thursday in a lecture he delivered on security and economic growth at the public presentation of a book by former Director-General of NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, with the title “Strategic Turnaround”.
The governor who used the opportunity to blame poor handling of the Boko Haram insurgency in its early years and corruption of government officials for the insecurity also urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to renege previous agreement made to allow the southern part to produce president in 2023.
“The mistake Nigeria made that has led to the banditry in the country is ignoring poor countries around us.
“If Nigeria had emulated some European countries and empowered their poorer neighbours, the situation would have been mitigated,” he stated.
He therefore call on all political leaders to embark on strategic leadership to save the country from abyss.