Apparently disturbed by the rising spate of bombings by the deadly Boko Haram terrorist sect, erstwhile Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, on Thursday, charged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal government to immediately revamp the nation’s intelligence architecture, as well as review its counter-insurgency strategy.
Ezekwesili who took to her Twitter handle, @, to express her dismay over Thursday’s night bombing of a mosque in Maiduguri said: “Bomb Blast: No! The Federal Government must swiftly revamp our Intelligence architecture and review counter-insurgency strategy to make it Intelligence-led.
“May God comfort the families of latest victims and give them peace. We pray that soonest, Nigerians shall say, ‘This too has passed.’
“Hope keeps us looking to the end of December deadline to terminate menace of terror. We direly need to achieve it. It can be done,” she said.
Recall that a recent AFP tally puts the death toll at more than 1,320 in Nigeria alone, since Buhari became president on May 29.
Nigeria’s military has claimed a series of successes in recent months and has characterised the upsurge in attacks on civilian targets as desperation on the part of the Islamic State group-allied militants.
President Buhari has in turn repeatedly assured that the Boko Haram menace will be brought to an end by December this year.