What Nigeria requires to reduce insecurity - Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff

General Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), stated on Thursday that Nigeria requires an all-of-society approach to address the various forms of insecurity that it faces.

Irabor made the remarks during a two-day workshop on the "Use of Broadcasting in Complementing the Military in Conflict Mitigation and Management" in Abuja on Thursday.

Rear Admiral Tanko Pani, Director of Training, Defence Headquarters, represented Irabor, who stated that the complex nature of security challenges necessitates multi-sectoral and specialised efforts from society.

He said that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) have reviewed its strategies and policies and gave prominence to the whole of society approach, to ensure effective attainment of military goals and national development objectives.

“National security in Nigeria is a complex issue that requires a multifaceted approach from all sectors of the society.

“The country has been grappling with various forms of insecurity in the past decade which include terrorism, kidnapping, banditry, communal clashes, piracy, oil theft, drug and human trafficking and cyber crimes, among others.

“To curtail this security situation, an all of society approach is required.

“The approach involves the participation of the government, security agencies, civil organisations, religious leaders, traditional leaders, the press and the general public,” he said.

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