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DEFENCE MINISTER ADVOCATES COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS TO TACKLE INSECURITY

MINISTER OF DEFENCE BASHIR SALIHI MAGASHI SAYS THE TASK OF ENSURING SECURITY IS NOT FOR THE SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ALONE, BUT MUST BE SEEN AS A COLLECTIVE EFFORT THAT REQUIRES CREDIBLE INTELLIGENCE THAT CAN BEST BE PROVIDED BY LOCAL COMMUNITIES.

THE MINISTER SAID THIS WHILE BRIEFING JOURNALISTS IN ABUJA.

HE HIGHLIGHTED ONGOING MILITARY OPERATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING: LAFIYA DOLE, HADARIN DAJI, TURA TAKAI BANGO, THUNDER STRIKE, SAFE HAVEN, WHIRL STROKE, DELTA SAFE, AMONG OTHERS.

ON THE RECENT KILLING OF SOLDIERS IN BENUE STATE ,THE DEFENCE MINISTER EXPLAINED THAT 9 OF 12 WEAPONS BELONGING TO THE MURDERED SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN RECOVERED, AND ARRESTS ARE BEING MADE.

ON THE SITUATION IN CHAD, THE DEFENCE MINISTER SAID IF THERE’S NO SECURITY IN CHAD THERE WILL BE A LOT OF TROUBLE FOR ALL NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES,BUT NIGERIA HAS A LOT OF ONGOING MILITARY COOPERATION, THROUGH THE MNJTF.

NIGERIA HE SAID, REMAINS MINDFUL OF HER BORDERS, AND DEVELOPMENTS IN CHAD.

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