We, Will, Kill All Non-State-Actors In The Forests, Says CDS

We will kill all Non-State-Actors in the forests, says CDS who has decided to get rid of all those causing violence and insecurity in the country.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, said that the military has finalized plans to nullify non-state-actors and forces of violence in the country.

While speaking at a one-day National Defence and Security Summit in Abuja, on Monday, he said illegal occupants of communities, forests, and countryside will be targeted to stabilize the country.

He added that the military will make sure that the peace the country once lacked will return as quickly as possible. 

According to him, it is not old news that the country faces a broad range of national security threats which include: terrorism, insurgency, ethno-religious conflicts, farmers/herders conflict, banditry, and kidnapping.

“Our tactical objectives are numerous and permeated to destroy all non-state-actors and other perpetrators of violence in our forests, communities, and countryside to improve the security situation all over the nation, to encourage law and order; and finally to make available the proper environment for peace and progress.

“This assumes that the military would need support from other security organizations once the operation commences and would also be expected to give support to others at different stages of the internal security effort.

“On behalf of the police officers and all men/women of the armed forces, I pledge our united faithfulness to C-in-C and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The mandate shall be carried out; fear and despair will be vanquished from our land. Nigeria will surely experience peace again,” the CDS said.

He further explained that the Armed Forces of Nigeria were dedicated to ensuring the return of peace to various parts of the country being faced with banditry, insurgency, kidnapping, and other forms of security problems.

The military chief noted that defense and security were universally considered as common, but existential values that affect the entire nation.

He included that the summit was planned to discuss how best they can promote active performance by leaders and distinguished personalities in the Nigerian society who would provide their support towards addressing the security problems.