Governor Babagana Umar Zulum has submitted six demands to a Federal Government delegation that includes the re-recruitment of mercenaries to crush the Boko Haram insurgency in his state.
Gov. Zulum made the demands when he received a government delegation led by Senate President Ahmed Lawan to offer condolences on the killing of some farmers by Boko Haram militants.
Not to be forgotten is the fact that during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria hired these mercenaries from South Africa who were used to fight Boko Haram.
Gov. Zulum’s demands include recruiting young people from the military and other security agencies, strengthening cooperation between Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger, in order to divert the flow of militants, and providing armored vehicles to the Nigerian army and police and improved tools to overcome the problem.
The governor also called on the government to assist in the repatriation of asylum seekers to Niger and Cameroon, as well as to rebuild roads in the state that were damaged by the 11-year Boko Haram insurgency.
Boko Haram have previously attacked the convoy that Governor Zulum was in, and just recently on Saturday, scores of farmers were killed in Borno.