The Federal Government is set to unveil “Pulaku solution” to address the root causes of banditry and insurgency in Nigeria, Vice President Kashim Shettima has said.
He said both kinetic and non-kinetic solution must be embraced to ending the decade-long security menace.
The Vice President spoke on Sunday in chat with journalists while on a condolence visit to Kano State over the passing of elder statesman, Abubakar Galadanci.
‘Pulaku’ in Fulfude means brotherhood but it can be used in different contexts including helping or assisting the Fulani community.
Shettima also expressed the commitment of the President Bola Tinubu administration to ending all forms of terrorism in the country.
“The President is determined to define the meaning and concept of modern governance, and the crisis we have in the Northwest which is further accentuated by poverty,” he said, according to a statement by his Director of Information, Olusola Abiola.
“The social exclusion is also something that the President is determined to frontally confront and in the coming weeks he is going to unveil the ‘Pulaku solution.”
“Unless we want to engage in an endless war of attrition, there cannot be a military solution to the crisis in the Northwest. There has to be a kinetic and non-kinetic solution.
“In the next couple of weeks, we will unveil the Pulaku solution which will address the grievances and social exclusion of our Fulbe cousins in the Northwest and also towards addressing the root causes of all the banditry and insurgency in the nation,” Shettima added.
Earlier on arrival in Kano, the Vice President was received by Governor Abba Yusuf. From Kano. Shettima then flew to Katsina on another visit to condole renowned businessman, Dahiru Mangal over the demise of first wife, Aisha, who died Saturday evening in Abuja after a brief illness.