Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has doubted the feasibility of ending Boko Haram insurgency by December.
In an interview with The Punch, Obasanjo said that ending the Boko Haram insurgency in three months or in six months was not feasible. He however expressed confidence in the current administration’s efforts to win the war.
He said: “I’ve talked about that. You have to have an objective, otherwise, if you say go, and you don’t an objective… An objective is not cast in concrete. Look, I want you to finish a job in two days though you know it could take probably four or five days, but you must give an objective.
“I believe that what the President will get and which he knows he can get, is that he can get the upper hand; the military will get the upper hand over Boko Haram and of course, I think we are working towards that.
“But we will not get the end of Boko Haram in three months or in six months. And even when you get the upper hand militarily, you have to do what you have to do – the socio-economic aspect”.
President Muhamadu Buhari had given the military till the end of December to wipe out insurgncy in the country.
And the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has said that the deadline given by the federal government to flush out Boko Haram was still achievable.