- Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has spoken about internal security challenges in Nigeria
- Buratai said the insecurity must be addressed to avert dire consequences on the socio-economic wellbeing of the country
- According to him, the Army would continue to play her roles in guaranteeing national security
The Chief of Army Staff Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has disclosed that Nigeria is currently facing a number of internal security challenges ranging from terrorism, insurgency, kidnapping, communal strife, armed robbery among others.
Daily Trust reports that Buratai said the internal security challenges as a matter of urgency must be addressed to avert dire consequences on the socio-economic wellbeing of the country.
The Army chief made this known while speaking at the opening ceremony of the second quarter logistics planning seminar at the 81 Division Officers Mess in Lagos.
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Buratai, represented by the Chief of Logistics, Maj.-Gen. Enobong Udoh, explained that Operation HARBIN KUNAMA would further strengthen the security apparatus put in place by the army to check mate the operations of Boko Haram.
He said: “Nigeria is currently facing a number of internal security challenges ranging from terrorism, insurgency, kidnapping, communal strife, armed robbery among others.
"These challenges if not addressed could have dire consequences on the socio-economic wellbeing of the country. Consequently, the military is involved in internal security functions in all the states in the country employing relevant tactics and strategies necessary to surmount the threats.
“Currently, the army has launched Op HARBIN KUNAMA III in the North West zone of the country to contain the challenges of insecurity there. The army would continue to play her roles in guaranteeing national security.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Chief of Army Staff cried about about the influx of bandits into states like Kaduna, Kano and Niger after fleeing Zamfara, Katsina.
Buratai, who spoke at a press conference at the Army Headquarters, Abuja, on the 'Reorganisation of Exercise Harbin Kunama III', claimed that the bandits are fleeing from Zamfara into this other states.
The Army chief said the bandits are fleeing because of the successes recorded by the army in combating the criminals in states like Zamfara and Katsina.
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