There is a need for a special unit for civil-military relations as the police cannot deal effectively with protests.
In Nigeria, the government often uses the army to restore order and to keep the peace, largely because the police are unable to contain internal violent conflicts.
The build-up of foreign armed forces does not bode well for the citizens of Niger.
Escalating clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria threaten the country's national and food security. A response based on innovation, sustainability and political will is urgently needed.