The North-East governors have stated that the call for the engagement of mercenaries to fight Boko Haram should be taken seriously.
The governors call came a day after Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum asked that mercenaries should be deployed to fight the insurgents.
Taraba State Governor, Ishaku Darius, led other governors from the Northeast sub-region to condole with the governor and people of Borno State on the massacre of rice farmers by Boko Haram.
During the condolence visit, Governor Ishaku said: “Our dear brother, we are here to condole with you over the killing of farmers by Boko Haram insurgents.
“We are indeed saddened and traumatized. I will key into your request, which you said that the federal government should invite some mercenaries to come and help us out of this problem, because what you can’t do, what you can’t solve, I think we should invite who can solve it for us.
“We cannot continuously be mourning, there has to be a time to stop the mourning. All of us in the North East Governors Forum, we are pleading with the federal government to find a solution to the issue of Boko Haram because if we neglect it, it will become worse.”