Development as panacea to ending insecurity- Buratai
The former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd), said under-development was responsible for the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.
The ex-army chief, who is Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Benin Republic, stated this during the convocation lecture of Modibbo Adama University in Yola, Adamawa.
Buratai retired from service in February following his removal and three other service chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said: “Any country that does not ensure the development of its people would have security challenges.
“We should not rely on the military option as the only way to resolve our security challenges.
“We must address the ideological, economic, social, and political factors.