‘Rules of Engagement Cannot Be Strictly Follow in War Against Boko Haram’

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By Adedayo Akinwale

A security expert and also a retired military personnel, Air Commodore Darlington Abdulahi (rtd) has said it would be very difficult for the military to strictly follow the rules of engagement as it is written down in the book‎ in the ongoing war against the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east due to the changes in tactics of the sect who most times engage in guerilla warfare.

Abdulahi made this known in Abuja at the launching of his book titled “The Boko Haram Phenomenon and Terrorism in Nigeria”.

He said due to the enormous security challenges in the country, individuals as well as groups from various parts of the country have roles to play, stressing: “It doesn’t matter if you are from the North-east or North-west or wherever.”

According to him, “As an individual, I think this is part of the role I have to play, that is, drawing awareness to the plight of the victims of insurgency. Trying to bring out the historical event for future generations to read, to know what happen, with a view to avoiding the kind of situation we found ourselves today.”

Abdulahi explained further that he also wrote the book in order to proffer solutions that he believed ‎would go a long way to assisting in addressing the challenges of insurgency, and most importantly making contributions to the victims of Boko Haram which the government is trying to rehabilitate.

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