Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), says development, innovation and quality education can’t take place while the people leave in a milieu that instils constant trepidation.
Tinubu said this when he paid a sympathy and compassionate visit to Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, over the killing of over 45 farmers in in the state in November.
Citynews Nigeria reports that the former Lagos governor urged the military to retool its plan and change its strategem in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency as the war is no a longer conventional one.
“We have been on this (Boko Haram insurgency) for sometime. We have seen the reaction of the federal government, we have seen the reaction of the armed forces, this is no longer a conventional warfare, this is more tactical, more reason, more crude,” Tinubu said.
“In such situation what we do is to replan our strategy. We have seen the governor’s life attacked more than one occasion in effort to eliminate him but Allah is mighty, he has protected and will continue to protect you.”
Tinubu, a third republic senator, said the horrendous actions of Boko Haram insurgents are against the tenets and doctrines of Islam which they claimed to profess and is also against Christianity.
He added that the visit was a form of solidarity and commitment.
Tinubu averred that “You can’t concentrate, become innovative and excel if you have to make educational development in fear. We saw people who have endured so much agony, denial, brutality decided to run to their farms to develop means of livelihood not only for themselves but for all of us, at the end they were slaughtered,
“That’s not religion, it is not in our religion (Islam), it is not in Christianity either, it is an act of wickedness. I want His Excellency and members of the state executive to see this visit not as a condolence only, not a sympathy only, but as a solidarity and commitment that we must defeat all evil doers.”