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Nigerian govt asked to recruit retired military, paramilitary personnel

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Nigerian govt asked to recruit retired military, paramilitary personnel

A legal practitioner, Kayode Ajulo has urged the federal government to engage retired military and paramilitary personnel as part of measures to tackle insecurity.

In a statement on Saturday, Ajulo said the idea was better than using mercenaries.

The lawyer urged the government to convene a national security summit to enable veterans and experts suggest ways out of the challenge.

He warned that Nigeria’s social and economic indicators could deteriorate further unless radical reforms were taken.

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Ajulo advised the government to be proactive in employing modern methods of intelligence gathering and sharing, additional training, improved logistics and motivation.

He added that Nigeria was at a critical juncture where the people must collaborate and support one another against the devastation going on.

“Solidarity is indeed non-negotiable at this time and the expectations of everyone is that the insecurity would be arrested in no time,’’ Ajulo said.