Ekhomu warns of danger as Borno Government hires 150 Cameroonian vigilantes to fight Boko Haram


The President of the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria, Dr Ona Ekhomu, has condemned the decision of the Borno State Government to hire 150 Cameroonian vigilantes to combat Boko Haram insurgents.

The security expert said the move by the state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, was “a huge mistake” which could increase security threats in the North-East.

Ekhomu, in a statement on Thursday, said the state governor did not have the power to recruit foreigners to conduct internal security operations in the state.

He explained that there was no legal backing for foreign vigilantes to be armed to patrol Borno when they were not part of a recognised military alliance.

“If we say the military cannot defend Borno from Boko Haram insurgents, then the political legitimacy and authority of the Muhammadu Buhari government is questioned,” he added.

Ekhomu, warned that giving the Cameroonian Kesh-Kesh vigilantes freedom to patrol the Borno countryside would increase their knowledge of the area and enable them to mount attacks when they no longer benefited from the largesse of the state government.

The expert said if local vigilantes were trained and well equipped, they could fight alongside the Nigerian military, civilian JTF and local hunters to address the threat of Boko Haram.


Previous articlePack In Your Cleavage When Signing Endorsement Deals, Kemi Olunloyo Tells Tacha
Next articleFamous free solo climber falls to his death
I am a young father, enthusiastic media mogul, crime journalist, psychologist, and life coach, this blog is where I put out my work and also on my Youtube channel. For life coaches and articles to help you through hard times please read emmanuelsblog.com. Thanks for reading my blog, I appreciate it and would love to see you back again. send out love to the world.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here