Nigeria has the largest standing army in Sub Saharan Africa. This asset is yet to be effectively exploited. What we need at this point are Quick Reactionary forces that are camped out in all areas affected by insurgencies, with round the clock mounted and dismounted patrols
by troops equipped with tactical drones. If this endeavour requires tens of thousands of troops, so be it. Nothing takes the place of being out there with a presence. It's an intimidating show of force for insurgents, but provides civilians with a sense of security.
If thousands of troops are out consistently patrolling their area, civilians will be willing to divulge information without fear of retribution from insurgents " when they leave". The permanent nature of the patrols makes it hard for insurgents to exact revenge on communities out information to the military. The consistent presence of drones overhead and troops nearby forces insurgents to spend more time trying to avoid detection than planning attacks. It also gives the army an element of unpredictability.
What insurgents do is scout the location of the the nearest troop formation or base, and then carry out attacks at remote distances that makes the prospect of Nigerian troops responding swiftly highly unlikely.

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