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Expert Says Nigeria’s Strategy In Tackling Insurgency Has Improved

Channels Television  
Updated July 18, 2015

Ladi-ThompsonA Security Expert in Nigeria, Ladi Thompson, says that the Federal Government’s strategies in tackling Boko Haram insurgency in the nation’s north-east region have improved.

Speaking on Channels Television on Saturday, Mr Thompson observed that the military’s approach in fighting terrorism had improved from a professional point of view, pointing out that the development had caused confusion in the camp of the terrorists.

“Strategically speaking, if you understand and you watch what is going on, you will find out that the Boko Haram has had to alter its strategy.

“The reason it has to alter its strategy is because, finally, the Nigerian government has begun to get things right,” Thompson said.

He stressed further that the military had reduced the onslaught against the insurgents toward the end of the last dispensation, but had improved tactics in the present administration.

“Towards the end of the last dispensation, what they were doing was that they had reduced the strategy to a war affliction. When these ones came in, you can easily see that some professionalism had been restored to the military and as a result of that, the morale was better.

“They have been able to check the activities of the moles who have been demoralising the army from within and the consent that the Boko Haram has gotten a lot more desperate,” the security expert noted.

Thompson further pointed out that the media report about the onslaught had not been upgraded to capture the fact that lot of progress had been made, attributing it to the challenge that is presently being faced by Nigeria.

“From a professional point of view, government strategy has improved, but the media report on part of the war has not yet caught up with the improvements that this government has brought,” Thompson said.