He noted that the military operation was not only peculiar to the south-east, pointing out that same had been used in many states across the country.
“I am not being particular about military engagement in the south-east. Every country, not necessarily Nigeria, must have a committed military.
“So, we have to under the circumstance support members of our military in discharging their duties”, he told Daily Trust.
On the agitation for secession, Kwankwaso urged leaders to tackle the matter head long.
“There are issues especially with political leaders, political parties, religious leaders and traditional rulers; they need to act fast.
“Otherwise, a section of champions will use the opportunity to execute their agenda which will not be in the best interest of the nation,” he said.
Asked to comment on restructuring vis-a-vis agitations, Kwankwaso said good leadership across the country will end many grievances.
“I had the opportunity to interact with people from all sections of the country and I found them very enterprising, hardworking, intelligent and friendly.
“What they need is to put them on the right track, support them and especially in the areas of education, agriculture, infrastructure and so on.
“But intelligence without focus on what to do, you may end up using it negatively.
“Many of these people who are doing negative things are very intelligent but instead of using it positively, they became leaders in the negative side; so good quality leadership is key,” he said.