We Need Tougher Measures to Overcome Boko Haram Crisis, Warns Col. Kontagora

// Africa | We Need Tougher Measures to Overcome Boko Haram Crisis, Warns Col. Kontagora
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

Aminu Isa Kontagora is a retired Colonel of the Nigerian Army and served as military administrator in Kano and Benue States during the administrations of the late General Sani Abacha and General AbdulSalam Abubakar. In this interview, he advised Nigeria and other governments in West African sub-region to tackle issues of poverty and unemployment facing their respective countries or be prepared to confront more insurgency. He spoke also on security issues such as Amnesty International report on the Joint Task Force (JTF's) brutality; the ceasefire offer by Boko Haram; mystery killing of Gen. Muhammadu Shuwa and how to tackle the insecurity in the country, among other issues. Excerpts...

What is your take on the killing of Gen. Shuwa?

Major General Muhammadu Shuwa was a civil war hero and that is to say he had sacrificed his life for the peace of this great country. For him to die the way he died was very unfortunate. I sympathized with his family and the people of Borno State.

What sort of personality was the General when he was in the Army?

I can only rely on what I read about him on his conduct as a General Commanding One Division. Because he was a very senior general, I never worked with him directly. By the time I came to the service he was gone. I can only say he was a calm General who took pains to check the details and always made sure his troops were well prepared before he launched them into an operation. To such a General, you should attribute some degree of calmness, in-depth study and understanding of operational orders and instructions before they were released to subordinates.

Boko Haram claimed it did not kill Shuwa, what road will you say was not taken in dealing with the sect?

Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Boko Haram Mercenary Commander Killed

The Defence headquarters said, Monday, that a Boko Haram Commander, suspected to be a foreigner, was on Saturday killed during the ongoing offensive to rid ... Full story

John Okafor ‘Mr Ibu’ Weds Wife

Nollywood actor, John Okafor popularly called Mr. Ibu finally consumated his marriage to his wife, Stellamaris at a private ceremony. The white-wedding took place in Lagos ... Full story

EFCC Closes In On 10 Former Governors

Apparently responding to criticism that it is not doing enough to tackle corruption, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has closed in on ten former ... Full story

Funke Akindele Rides Bicycle To Church

Star actress, Funke Akindele rode a bicycle to church on Sunday due to the fuel crisis in the country. This is according to her post ... Full story

Chibuike Amaechi: Patience Jonathan Controlled Rivers Commissioner Of Police, Military Commanders

The Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, on Sunday said his disagreement with President Goodluck Jonathan, was due in part to Mrs. Jonathan’s meddlesomeness. He said this ... Full story

Fuel Scarcity: Ifeanyi Ubah Promises To Release 70 Million Litres Of Fuel

There may finally be some temporary succour for Nigerians in the face of the severe fuel scarcity prevalent in the country. While other depot operators and ... Full story

Buruji Kashamu Was Known As ‘God’ During Drug Trafficking Days

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, says Buruji Kashamu, was known as ‘God’, among other names, during his days as the leader of an heroin ... Full story

I Robbed To Help My Friend Treat Kidney Failure - Alhaji Ramon Adeleke

A 55-year-old transporter, identified as Alhaji Ramon Adeleke, who was recently arrested by operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, has said he went into robbery ... Full story

Rev. Peter Mbaka And Three Other Priests Beaten To A Pulp By Task-Force Members In Enugu

Without fear that they are clerics, some members of task-force working with the Enugu State Housing Corporation, allegedly dealt with four priests, beating them mercilessly. The ... Full story

Nollywood Actor Arrested For Selling His Son For N350k

Nemesis has finally caught up with an upcoming Nollywood actor and his wife as they are currently in police custody for selling their two-year-old son, ... Full story

Eze Isaac Ikonne: Muhammdu Buhari Has Already Bought The Clothes I’d Wear On May 29

In this interview with STEPHEN UKANDU, one of the oldest traditional rulers in Igbo land, His Royal Majesty, Eze Isaac Ikonne, the Enyi 1 of ... Full story

Comment on: We Need Tougher Measures to Overcome Boko Haram Crisis, Warns Col. Kontagora

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

Chelsea Lifts Premier League Trophy As Drogba Bids Farewell

Loic Remy ensured champions Chelsea finished the Premier League campaign on a high with second-half double in their 3-1 victory over Sunderland on Sunday. The France ... Full story

Fuel Scarcity: GTBank To Close Branches At 1pm From Today

The fuel scarcity being witnessed in Nigeria has continued to cause a shutdown of business and leading commercial bank, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) has not ... Full story

Fuel Scarcity: Nkem Owoh Speaks For The Masses, Calls It An Abomination

Following the continuous fuel scarcity palaver that has hit the country, Nigeria, Nollywood legend, Nkem Owoh, popularly called Osuofia has voiced out his opinion over ...

Omotola’s Son, Captain E Produces New Song Featuring Seyi Shay

TV Queen, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde's son, MJ has just released a top song featuring Nigerian top Female Artiste Seyi Shay and Artiste Verchi. The 16 year ...

I Cannot Act In English Movies Because I Did Not Finish My Education - Fausat Balogun

Through this period when artistes are crossing over to other ethnic grounds in Nollywood industry, some of the veterans might still be finding it hard ...

Okey Bakasi Started Stand Up Comedy In Nigeria Not Me - Opa Williams

While the likes of Basketmouth, Ay Comedian, Ali Baba, Bovi have become the notable faces of comedy business in Nigeria, few will remember that the ...

Rainbow FM Takes Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, Others To Sagamu NYSC Camp

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, the NYSC Orientation Camp in Sagamu, Ogun State, will come alive when some top entertainers storm the ‘arena’. The likes of ...

My Next Plan for Music...M.I Reveals

Chocolate City rapper, M.I Abaga, has disclosed that he will like to have a working relationship with some notable African artistes in order to help ...

KCee Join Don Jazzy, Harrysongz As He Renew Telecommunications Contract

As the artistes who are enjoying the rewards of their hard work at their craft, which is music creation, Nigerian artistes are getting more dividends ...

Singer, Sey Shay Succumbs to Threats as She Apologise to Fan

Many have seen the social media as a bad place to interact base on the ills it has cost many in the society but some ...