The Northern Nigeria Security Conference says it has concluded deliberations on how to combat insecurity in the North. In this regard, a standing committee to implement the final recommendations in combating the security challenges in the North will soon be set up.
Coordinator of the security conference, Dr. Usman Bugaje, who spoke with journalists on the outcome of the meeting, says the exclusion of the northern governors at the summit was due to their lack of knowledge and expertise to proffer solutions to the present security challenges in the region.
The conference was attended by attended by top-ranking retired military and police officers, academicians, top government officials and former ambassadors.
Besides, the group said it has set in motion deliberation on how to tackle Boko Haram insurgency, kidnapping and armed robbery, rural banditry and communal clashes, farmers-herders’ clashes, ethno-religious conflict and urban youths violence that has claimed thousands of lives in the region.
The security conference recommended that the military should concentrate on counter-terrorism by hunting down terrorists, denying them sanctuaries and preventing cross-border mobility to the insurgents.