The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has stated that terrorism may persist in Nigeria for another 20 years.
Buratai made this known on his verified Facebook page three days after Boko Haram insurgents gruesomely murdered scores of rice farmers in Borno State.
“There is a general misunderstanding of what insurgency and terrorism entail. There is the likelihood of terrorism persisting in Nigeria for another 20 years.
“It only depends on the level of escalation and the appropriate responses by all stakeholders, both civil and military authorities. Also, both local and international actors.
“Citizens’ responsibility is equally important and imperative. All must cooperate to contain the lingering insecurity. Let there be collective action and responsibility”, Tukur Buratai wrote.