Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, former Chief of Army Staff, has pointed out factors fueling insecurity and suggested ways out of it.
Buratai disclosed this on Friday while delivering a lecture in Adamawa State capital, Yola.
Speaking on the topic, ‘The Nigerian Front in the War on Terror: Security or Development, during the lecture segment of the 24th, 25th and 26th Combined Convocation of Modibbo Adama University Yola, Buratai said low human development and widespread poverty are major factors that cause insecurity.
He also identified porous international borders which encourage influx of weapons and other dangerous materials, and tendency by the masses to leave the anti-insurgency war for the military as some of the reasons for persisting insecurity.
Buratai stated that even as the country engages the Boko Haram terrorists militarily, it must also address the factors, including low human development, that feed insecurity.
He said despite reducing the power of insurgents and rendering them able only to harass soft targets, there is need to take away completely such power.