The former vice president of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has called on the Nigerian government to adopt new strategies to deal with the menace of insecurity.
Atiku made the statement, on Saturday, while condemning the attack on the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum by Boko Haram terrorists.
The attack on governor Zulum’s convoy was said to have happened between Monguno and Baga areas of the state on Friday.
Reacting to the attack, Atiku noted that the attack should be a source of concern and a reminder that the current method adopted to fight insurgency in Nigeria must be dropped.
“The attack on Gov. Babagana Zulum in which over a dozen security operatives were killed between Monguno and Baga should be a source of concern not only because it is the second time such an attack is taking place in recent times, but because the Borno governor is not a soft target.
“This attack is yet another reminder that we need to adopt new strategies to deal with the menace of insurgency decisively. I convey my condolences to the families of the deceased. I solidarise with the government and people of Borno that Gov Zulum did not come to any harm.”