Nigeria still under security threats - Army
.Buratai, chief of Army Staff
By Ummi Ismaeel,
The Commander Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Nigerian Army, Maj-Gen Adeku Ademoh Salihu, has said that Nigeria was still under security threats.
Major-General Adeku made the declaration in his address to the joint Minna Military Cantonment end of the year’s West African Social Activities (WASA), which held at the 313 Artillery Parade Ground, recently.
Though Nigerian Army has made steady progress in routing Boko-Haram from their Sambisa, north-eastern Nigeria stronghold, Adeku said that there were still potential security threats, including cattle rustlers in parts of the country, Niger State inclusive.
The TRADOC Commander who called for vigilance at all times, said, “In spite of the achievements of Military operations in the North-East, there still exist threats to security of the nation at large and particularly here in Niger State.
“I wish to implore all of us to be more vigilant in this era of insecurity so as to nip in the bud nefarious plans of miscreants in our society.”
He said that troops of the cantonment jointly operating with sister security agencies to check security threats in the state.
“Niger is among states that are under security watch,” Adeku said.
Governor Abubarkar Sani Bello, who was represented by Special Adviser (Security), Brig-Gen Ndagulu Abubarkar Imam, said that Niger state, which controls 10 percent of the entire Nigeria’s lamd mass, was constantly faced with security challenge.
The land mass with forests serving as hideouts to criminals, he said made Niger state potential hideout to criminals, adding that the state government has made commitments towards securing lives of citizenry with the donation of operational vehicles to security agencies.