Soldiers Alone Can’t Wipe Out Boko Haram, EU Tells President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised by Janez Lenarcic, the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Crisis Management, to apply international law and international humanitarian law in dealing with Boko Haram.
He said on Friday that ‘military effort alone would probably not be sufficient’ in tackling Boko Haram in the country.
“We would like to support your efforts. We believe all relevant actors; military, civilian as well as humanitarian should come together. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs is suggesting such high level dialogue.
“In situations such as what we have in the northeast, international law and international humanitarian law should apply. We believe in your efforts to end the conflict; military effort alone probably will not be sufficient without identifying and addressing the socio-economic factors causing it, “he stated.
Femi Adesina, Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in a statement said that the EU Commissioner stressed that the country plays a big role in the African continent and globally in economic, social and other spheres and asked for the development of a plan between the EU and Nigeria concerning the issues in the Northeast.