The Federal Government’s failure to exhibit strong political will in dealing with Boko Haram insurgency in the country has made the group believe it was gaining a upper hand, Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Audu-Bida (rtd) has said.
Audu-Bida, who made the disclosure, weekend, while speaking on the activities of The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS), with regards to managing disasters more proactively in the North eastern region of the country, also described the Nigerian Military as a competent force with the training, desire and capability that only needs the political support and motivation to defeat terrorism in the country.
The former Director General of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, noted that the Nigerian Airforce on its part is fully capable of dealing with the situation once and for all if allowed to.
“It is a sad thing that the terrorists group can hold us to ransom in this country with the capability of armed forces, whose exploits in Liberia and Sierra-Leone has remained a world record till today,” he said.
Speaking further, he noted that “The military capacity to deal with the terrorist threats is not in doubt, they are competent and well trained, but what is needed is the political will, even on that it is very difficult and requires cooperation of all stakeholders and arms of government, especially the National Assembly.”