Residents of Borno State have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to change his anti-terror strategy and take the battle against Boko Haram to the doorsteps if the terrorists. This clarion call is as a result of renewed hostilities by the insurgents as well as their continued onslaughts on villages and towns in the state. They complained that the military can no longer be on the defensive by waiting for the
insurgents to strike before reacting.
A local resident, told Governor Kashim Shettima who visited Zambamari town hat Buhari “has to be proactive, otherwise Boko Haram will continue to unleash
mayhem on innocent citizen.” According to him, the insurgents are not ready for peace , saying “we know they are presently in Koshebe seven kilometres away from here (Zabarmari) and if the military didn’t carry the war to them, they will certainly come back and destroy the whole village.”
He said “we have been telling the military that these insurgents are regrouping in Koshebe just some seven kilometres away from Zabarmari but the military refuse to go after them to their hideouts, until when they attack our village. “Our military cannot continue to be on the defensive all the time, Buhari should change his
strategy if the war against terrorism must be won.”