War against Boko Haram taking too long, Bauchi gov laments

Bauchi State Governor , Bala Mohammed , on Monday said that the war against the Boko Haram insurgency terrorists was taking too long saying that it is shameful that it had not ended .

He stated this on while receiving the House of Representatives Committee on Army during a courtesy visit at the Government House .

Mohammed said , “The House of Representatives is led by one of the most competent legislators , that is Hon Femi Gbajabiamila.

“That ’s why most of the members of committee are from the North – East , I know why he did that .

“Please , make us safe . If is not dealt with , it is a shame because it is taking too long .”

Mohammed said sophistication of criminals like bandits and cattle rustlers has forced the army to do the duty of the police .

“The Army is always yearning for equipment and manpower and they are overstretched , the ratio of citizens to Nigeria Army is very large.

“This cattle rustling , kidnapping which is the responsibility of police has become that of the army , because the criminals are armed with sophisticated weapons like AK- 47 . The hands of Nigerian Army are full ; we need to provide them with maximum facilities for improved service . ”

Earlier, the Chairman of the House Committee on Nigerian Army, AbdulRasak Namdaz , lamented that the hands of the Army was full with going one or more operations in over 24 states of the federation.

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