MASSOB, IPOB, OPC, Niger Delta Militants are closely Monitored – Army

by on November 3, 2016
Activities of non-state actors such as agita­tors in the South East, militants in the South-South, insurgents in the North East and members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) in the South-West are being closely monitored by the Nigerian military. The Gen­eral Officer Commanding (GOC), 2 Division of Nige­rian Army, Maj-Gen Kasimu Abdulkareem, has said.
He, therefore, called for collaboration among secu­rity agencies to defeat the non-state actors, saying they pose grave threat to national security.
Major Gen Abdulkareem spoke on Tuesday at the in­auguration of the 2016 Op­erational Planning Cadre for officers of 2 Division of the army in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Abdulkareem stated, “In the new environment, there­fore, non-state actors pose grave threat to national secu­rity. Manifestations and tra­jectory of these threats have brought new dynamics to conflict environment. Secu­rity agencies must therefore close ranks, train together and share intelligence so as to defeat emerging threats.”
He stressed that the ac­tivities of Niger Delta mili­tants, secessionists bid of the Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are being observed and closely moni­tored, adding, “The need for Nigerian Army, therefore, to be on top of the security situ­ation is non-negotiable.
“We are aware of the secu­rity challenges of our time. In spite of these challenges, significant achievements have been made in progres­sively dismantling terrorists’ infrastructure and denying them freedom of action,” he said.
The four-day awareness seminar, according to the GOC, would elaborate on the threat analysis of the operational environment in line with the vision of the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai.
The a seminar is being attended by personnel of the Nigerian Army, Depart­ment of State Services (DSS), the Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS), the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

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