Before now, many people, some of them knowledgeable others not, have said that the Nigerian military is ill-equipped to handle the myriad of security challenges bedeviling the country.
Some, including a former governor of the state worst hit by the attacks, Borno, in the person of Mr Kashim Shettima, now a senator, even go as far as saying that the armed group, Boko Haram, is better equipped than the Nigerian military fighting it.
“Boko Haram are better armed and are better motivated than our own troops,” said Kashim Shettima in 2014 when he was a governor. “Given the present state of affairs, it is absolutely impossible for us to defeat Boko Haram. readmore