‘’We are in a war with these terrorists who are challenging the sovereignty and monopoly of the instruments of coercion of the Nigerian state and its territory.
He argued that taking the battle to the terrorists ‘’will not only cripple the outlaws, but will also reassure ordinary citizens, bolster the morale of the security agencies and provide an alternative focus for the energies that are being dissipated on fractious endeavours.’’
‘’There is no other way to approach the current insurgency situation today as far as governmental action is concerned,’’ he argued.
‘’These bandits have lost their right to life under our Constitution and must be wiped out in their entirety. There is no other way to approach the current insurgency situation today as far as governmental action is concerned,’’ he added.
According to him, ‘’none of the military services nor other security agencies has been suitably expanded in numbers and equipment for over a decade since the insurgency in the North-East pushed things to a new low. ‘’
‘’This country does not have enough soldiers, uniformed police and secret police to project state power across its vast swathes, particularly the forests.
’The limited number of boots on the ground are not well equipped and are significantly lacking in the technology that can make their limited numbers matter a lot less,’’ he pointed out.