Retired Lt.Gen.Tukur Buratai, former Chief of Army Staff says military action alone can’t tackle security challenges in the country.
Buratai, a non career ambassadorial designate said this, when he appeared before Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs for secreening on Thursday in Abuja.
“So it requires the whole government approach to to deal with this.
He said political, economic and social factors were responsible for fuelling the security challenge over the years, adding that those factors must be addressed.
“Development should be progressive,there should be roads every where, employment, schools, hospitals.
“There are so many ungovernable spaces untill those spaces,locations are penetrated with roads infrastructure, rail,school, and we carry every body along, and a roubst foreign and diplomatic polices pursed and sustained to solve issues of insecurity,” he said.
” We are talking about hybrid warfare where everyone is involved.It is a national approach that is needed, for us to surmount insecurity.
“Three years ago I conducted a research on the forests in the country, I realised that we have about 1,000 forest reserves.
” And I said to them three years ago,that our next crisis will be in the forest, some Nigerian governors were invited, we told them because most of the forest are the perogatives of the states, the state took over all the forest reserves.
“And I said to them we have to protect the forest, that the next programme will be the forest,” he said.
Olonisakin added:“So it is a multi-faceted approach, that will require everyone to come on board for us to be able to address insecurity.
“You can never have enough, either weapons, personnel, but there are issues we have to address as a nation.