Some Boko Haram fighters in Adamawa state in 2015.

The Federal Government should use unconventional means if it intends winning the war against the Boko Haram insurgency, according to ex-Head of State General Babangida.

Babangida also advised the Federal Government to intensify efforts to ensuring the safety on Nigerians.

He told Channels TV that, “What we tend to forget is that the insurgents have also got tacticians or people who think for them, and once they do that, then you have a problem.

“You have to find a way of countering that information they dish out,” he said, adding that there is no way other than good equipment, training, psychological operations to win the war.

On how the psychological operation works,  he advised the government to assure the people that it is aware of their security concerns and tell them to go about their duties.

In addition, he called for sensitisation campaigns to “dish out a lot of not so good information about the other people (terrorists) so that the populace will have confidence that no matter what happens, the military is there to protect them.”

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