The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, says President Muhammadu Buhari should consider use of dialogue and political approach in addition to the extant military efforts to combat the insecurity situation in the country.
Kallon stated this on Monday while addressing State House correspondents after leading a delegation to a meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, the country’s insecurity has assumed a multi-faceted dimension, hence different approaches are required to address the situation.
He said: “The conflict is still ongoing. It is not over. But today again, I told Mr. President that in addition to the military effort, that there is the need to complement that with enhanced dialogue and political approach process in search of durable solution to the crisis.
“So, we think various approaches have to be used to find a solution.”
He classified the three forms of conflicts in Nigeria to include identity-based, resource-based and power-based conflicts, adding that there is no “one size fits all” solution to them.
“The only thing we can do is to ensure that in whatever we do, we prioritise prevention. We support development in areas feasible and we provide humanitarian assistance when needed,” he added.
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