The House of Representatives has asked the federal government to hire foreign mercenaries to combat Boko Haram insurgents as reported by Nigeria Newsdesk on their Twitter handle.
Nigeria Newsdesk on their Twitter handle also reported that the House of Representatives resolved on the decision after Abdulkadir moved the motion. Nigeria Newsdesk also said that Rahis’ motion called on the federal government to re-strategize in the right against insurgents.
Nigeria Newsdesk on their Twitter handle also reported that Mansur Soro moved an amendment to the motion, calling on the federal government to consider foreign paid fighters in the anti-terror war. Nigeria Newsdesk also said that the resolution is coming in the wake of a similar call by Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, who during the meeting of the North East Governors Forum called on the federal government to revert to the use of foreign mercenaries.
Nigeria Newsdesk on their Twitter handle also reported that Governor Zulum has in November 2020 raised the issue of using foreign paid fighters, a policy that was considered under Former Nigerian’s President, Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. Nigeria Newsdesk also said that Jonathan’s administration had used Specialised Tasks, Training, Equipment, and Protection, a South African Company to combat the insurgents in the Northeast. Nigeria Newsdesk also reported that President Buhari opposed the policy, describing it as disgraceful. Below is proof of the report on the Nigeria Newsdesk