On Monday, the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, stated that the military has vowed to destroy all non-state players in Nigeria’s communities, parks, and countryside.
This was confirmed by the military chief on Monday during a one-day National Defence and Security Summit in Abuja.
According to Maj.-Gen. Lucky, the military would insure that normalcy is restored in the region.
He stated that the defence is committed to restoring stability to areas of the country that have been subjected to kidnappings and other security challenges.
The military chief expressed hope that “Nigeria would have peace again,” adding that Nigerians will no longer be afraid to go about their daily lives.
Maj.-Gen. Lucky, who said that the military would need assistance from other security agencies during the campaign, urged Nigerians to assist as well by supplying intelligence as required.
“Our strategic objectives are manifold and imbued to neutralise non-state-actors and other agents of violence in our communities, forests and countryside to stabilise the security situation across the nation, to facilitate law and order; and lastly to provide the enabling environment far peace and development.
“These presuppose that the military would need support from other security agencies during the operations and would be required to give support to others at different stages of the internal security effort.
“On behalf of the officers and men/women of the armed forces, I pledge our unalloyed loyalty to C-in-C and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The mandate shall be delivered; fear and despair shall be extinguished from our land. Nigeria will have peace again,” the CDS said.