The Nigerian Military has lamented that some foreign elements are supporting the activities of terrorists and insurgents against the Nigerian nation.
The submission was made in Abuja by the Chief of Defence Intelligence, Maj.-Gen. Samuel Adebayo who observed further that there must be a collaboration between countries to defeat terrorism.
He spoke on Monday in Abuja during the Defence Advisers/Attachés annual conference organized by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA).
The conference had as its theme ‘Advancing Counterterrorism Efforts through Enhanced Inter-Agency Cooperation: A Whole of Government Approach.’
According to Adebayo, secessionists such as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other agitators are also not left out of the grand scheme of foreign sponsorship.
He, therefore, called on all stakeholders to work together to overcome the challenges which has become a threat to Nigeria’s security.
He praised the military for confining the activities of the insurgents to the Sambisa Forest and the fringes of the Lake Chad Basin.
“The fluid nature of the threats posed by these enemies of the Nigerian State has once again reinforced the need for collaborative efforts, be it government to government, within the security Services and even through foreign diplomats and DAs.
“The latter is key to eliminating any form of foreign support the insurgents may be leveraging on. Also, the activities of secessionists which threaten the corporate existence of our nation require collaborative action to surmount,” he said.
Earlier, Naija News had reported that the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd) while speaking at the same conference, raised a fresh alarm about the threat facing Nigeria as a people and as a country.
According to the Minister, the country is facing the threat of national food security and the situation has been amplified by the challenges of insecurity.
Magashi observed that the high cost of foodstuffs in the market is a threat to the economic life of the country and its citizens and must be brought under control.
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