Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi
Bashir Magashi, the Minister of Defence has stated that Nigeria is in a critical situation following the high spate of insecurity.
Speaking at a security summit held at the National Defence College in Abuja on Monday March 21, the Minister stated that the fight against insecurity can be won when security agencies collaborate.
“We are in a critical situation that requires the understanding, buy-in, support and collaboration of important stakeholders and key players in this strategic national task.
“This is important to minimise distractions and maximise civil support in order to facilitate operational success and mission outcomes.”
On the federal government’s effort to combat insecurity, the Minister disclosed that they have adopted a “multi-dimensional effort”.
“This summit is coming at a sobering time in the life of our dear nation — a time when merchants of violence are threatening to tear the very foundations of our nation; a time when diverse manifestations of security threats dot the landscape and impact individuals, communities and almost all sub-national entities in disconcerting ways; a time when fear and uncertainty pervades the land; a time when global indicators of national insecurity give room for serious concern.”