Former Adviser on Food Security to President Olusegun Obasanjo, Prof Ango Abdullahi, on Tuesday, called on the Federal Government to stop fighting Boko Haram if it cannot fight the Niger Delta Avengers.
According to Abdullahi, the activities of the Avengers were the greatest national security threat Nigeria has.
He also blamed politicians for political instability in the country.
His words: “If we find truly that we cannot peacefully develop this country, the solution is to go our separate ways, why not?
“Even now, we are not happy with the kind of standard of security that is being applied in the country. If you are not going to fight Avengers, you should stop fighting Boko Haram.”
While blaming politicians for the country’s woes, Abdullahi said: “Any government that fails to ensure the well being of its people has the least legitimacy, it is not worth being a government.
“Nigeria has not made the kind of progress that was expected of it since its independence after 56 years. We must take into account that we are responsible for these.
“Nigeria has signed so many protocols that are injurious to her, there is need to review some of these protocols.”
In her remarks, author of the books, Dr. Hadiza Wada, said there was need for the Federal Government to do more research on Boko Haram crisis.
She said: “Our intelligence needs to concentrate on our neighboring countries, that is where our support should be coming from”.