After Four (4) years of saying insurgency would soon be a history in Nigeria, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has said the renewed insurgency being experienced in the Northeast geopolitical zone of the country will continue, the Nigerian Army won’t be able to win the war against terorism in Nigeria.
Following the new commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against insurgency in 2015, Ndume had expressed confidence that insurgency would become a thing of the past.
In a new development, the former Senate Majority Leader, said except the critical challenges confronting the country’s armed forces are urgently addressed, insurgency will continue.
Senator Ndume maintained that the poor funding of the Nigerian Armed Forces, and the inadequate troops that were deployed to fight insurgents, were not good enough for the country to win the war against insurgency.
The challenge the Nigerian Security Force have is lack of resources and inadequate personnel. As long as the resources are not deployed in terms of what they would need, we would continue to have this (insurgency) challenge.
In an operation like this, we have only 30,000 soldiers on ground which is grossly inadequate for the fight. The Federal Government should do something urgently about this.
Ndume, however expressed confidence in the ability of the Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF) to restore normalcy to the north-east region of the country as soon as possible.