The commander in chief of the armed forces, President Buhari, has decided to switch to the military strategy of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.
The reversal is due to the recent [neutralization] of scores of Nigerian Military Personnel and Rattled by Lt. Col. Abu-Ali.
The president has ordered the Defense Headquarters to recall the South African mercenaries recruited by GEJ.
Sources from the said the weapons the South African mercenaries brought helped in “finishing off Boko Haram.”
This news gathered that BH purchased more weapons after the President paid them in exchange for released 21 Chibok girls.
In the last few weeks, there has been an upsurge of suicide bombings linked to Boko Haram.
The terror group has also [neutralized] several Nigerian troops fighting in the North-east, including Abu-Ali and his men.
Some weeks ago, 83 soldiers were also declared missing in action (MIA) after an attack on their military base by Boko Haram.
According to Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, “During the Jonathan administration, the DHQ agreed that to be successful, we needed the assistance of some mercenaries in South Africa.
“But for the reversal of that order, it was envisaged that the Nigerian Army would have been able to finish Boko Haram in a matter of months.
“But this administration came and said that Nigeria did not need South African mercenaries to battle Boko Haram.
“The contract was later terminated. The truth is that we need them now.
“These South African mercenaries have a record of providing excellent counter-terrorism training too.
“They have assisted several governments in overcoming insurgencies in Angola, Sierra Leone, & Afghanistan.”
A major challenge is that President Buhari refused to pay the group their outstanding balance before they left.