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February 29, 2024
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Military offensives alone can not sustainably resolve security crisis in North-West, says Shettima 

Vice President Kashim Shettima, stated on Sunday that solely relying on military offensives is insufficient for achieving a lasting resolution to the security crisis in the North-West region.

He instead emphasized that a mix of kinetic and non-kinetic strategies would be necessary to restore peace and stability in the troubled region.

Shettima revealed this in a chat with journalists when he paid condolence visits to the Galadanci and Mangal families in Kano and Katsina, respectively.

He said, “Unless we want to engage in an endless war of attrition, there cannot be a military solution to the crisis in the North-West. There has to be a kinetic and non-kinetic solution.”

The State House Director of Information, Office of the Vice President, Olusola Abiola, revealed this in a statement he signed on Sunday titled: ‘President Tinubu’s solution to insecurity, poverty in northern Nigeria underway, says VP Shettima.’

The Vice President revealed that the Tinubu administration would, in the coming weeks, unveil an initiative to address insurgency and poverty, among other challenges confronting Nigerians, especially those living in the northern region.

“In the next couple of weeks, we will unveil the Pulaaku solution, which will address the grievances and social exclusion of our Fulbe cousins in the North-West and also towards addressing the root causes of all the banditry and insurgency in the nation,” Shettima explained.

Pulaaku, also called the “Fulani code of conduct,” is an integral cultural and ethical value system specific to the Fulani.

Encompassing a broad range of norms, behaviors and social practices seen as distinctly Fulani, Pulaaku is a major factor binding Fulanis together across different regions, despite linguistic and regional variations.

On the plan to address challenges confronting Nigerians, the VP said, “The President is determined to define the meaning and concept of modern governance and the crisis we have in the North-West, which is further accentuated by poverty.”

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