Former Military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), has advised the Federal Government to employ psychological and unconventional methods in fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.
General Babangida gave the recommendation during an interview on Channels Television.
While the government increases efforts to ensure the safety of Nigerians at all times, the former military president noted that it would be a mistake to use regular war tactics against the insurgents.
he said that the bestway to win the war against insurgency is by acquiring good equipment, training, psychological operations to win the war.
Babangida, who described the insurgency as a double-edged sword, stressed the need for government to understand the concept of how the insurgents operate in such way.
He said the government must ensure that necessary measures are put in place to keep important places well protected, especially where the people must be secured.
Explaining how the psychological operation works, the former military president advised the government to assure the people that it is aware of their security concerns and ask them to go about their normal duties without fear.