Saturday, 05 December 2020 16:22

No quick fixes to combat security challenges in Nigeria, Defence Minister

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi, (retd) said that there are no quick fixes to combat the present security challenges bedeviling the country.

General Magashi who spoke at the passing out parade of 108 Cadets of Direct Short Service Commission Course 27, DSSC at the Nigerian Naval College, Onne, Rivers State on Saturday said that the military service is operating in a growing complex and ambiguous environment that is difficult to contend with.

Represented by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, General Magashi said that Nigeria and the entire gulf of Guinea has in the last few years been challenged by asymmetric and emerging security threats emanating from insurgency, militancy, economic sabotage, and anti-democratic forces.

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