“The Nigeria Army has failed us; they have failed in discharging their role of protecting the commuters.”
However, apart from criticising the military, the Borno governor has also supported the military with resources and equipment but the Osun monarch described Governor Zulum’s attacks on the military as demoralising.
He said Mr Zulum should stop demoralising the Nigerian Army with his constant condemnation.
He said rather, the governor should encourage them to boost their morale to tackle the intractable insurgency in the north east.
The monarch, who spoke to journalists at his palace on the state of security in the nation, urged the governor to be less frontal in his attack on the military as they needed all the encouragement and support to battle those insurgents to submission.
“I am disappointed in Governor Zulum for his constant attacks of the Nigeria Army at every opportunity he has over the activities of the vicious Boko Haram insurgents in Borno,” said the monarch.
“He should stop demoralizing the soldiers but rather encourage and boost their morale.
“I have no doubt in my mind that our military will survive any form of blackmail from any quarter.”
The Olowu further noted that instead of blaming the military over the spike in the level of insecurity leading to more people being killed in the state, the governor should encourage a symbiotic effort to tackle the menace.