NIGERIA BLEEDING UNDER INSECURITY, SAYS DEFENCE MINISTER

Written by on April 23, 2021

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, YESTERDAY, ACKNOWLEDGED THE NATION’S PRECARIOUS SECURITY SITUATION AND CAME UP WITH A GRIM VERDICT: NIGERIA IS BLEEDING.

THE GOVERNMENT CONFESSED THAT WITH THE DEATH OF VETERAN CHADIAN PRESIDENT IDRISS DEBY, THE ABSENCE OF CHAD’S INFLUENCE ON THE BORDER MAY WORSEN NIGERIA AND OTHER NEIGBOURING COUNTRIES’ SECURITY SITUATION.

IT PROMISED TO BEEF UP SECURITY AROUND ITS BORDERS, PARTICULARLY WITH THE REPUBLIC OF CHAD FOLLOWING THE ONGOING UNREST IN THE COUNTRY.

FG ALSO SAID THE SPATE OF ATTACK ON POLICE FORMATIONS IN THE SOUTH EAST WAS AN AFFRONT ON NIGERIA’S SECURITY ARCHITECTURE AND WARNED THAT SUCH WOULD NO LONGER BE TOLERATED.

MINISTER OF DEFENCE MAJ. GEN. BASHIR MAGASHI (RETD) DISCLOSED THIS TO STATE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS IN ABUJA AT THE SPECIAL WEEKLY BRIEFING ORGANISED BY THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION TEAM.


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