The governor of Katsina state, Ibrahim Shehu Shema has given five ways on how to stop the Boko Haram menace that has been plaguing the nation for some time now.
Shema said the five key issues that must be addressed to curb the insurgents’ activities include electricity, unemployment, drug addiction, transnational crimes and the electoral process which brings about perceived injustice.
According to Shema, the insurgency facing Nigeria stems out of these five challenges which must be given serious attention, Daily Sun reports.
He explained that the task should not be left for the government to handle alone but every Nigerian should also lend a helping hand.
“Nigerians must come together. The insurgency we are seeing today must be tackled headlong. Our traditional leaders, the clergy, political leaders, and everybody, must put their heads together.
“We must cleanse our institutions, it is not about individuals. Our institutions must work, and work effectively, to ensure that this kind of thing doesn’t happen again. What is critical is that our institutions must be made to work responsibly in order for us to restore peace,” Shema said.
Speaking on the plight of the Chibok girls who have been missing for close to three months now, the governor said he is personally aggrieved over the matter, describing the abduction as an inhumane act, while adding that no responsible government will sit and watch the Chibok girls kidnapping without doing something.
Shema said, “It is inhuman to cart away young girls who are struggling to acquire education, struggling to write their exams. You can see the effect of the wicked act. The entire world is coming together now to find the kidnappers but Nigeria too must rise to the occasion and do what is right.”
As Boko Haram insurgents continue to wreck havoc in the nation, spreading tears, sorrow and death particularly in the North-East region, the Nigerian government is cooperating with other Foreign countries to curb terrorism in the nation.