Insecurity: Army Chief Advocates Partnership To Secure National Assets

The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Farouq Yahaya has called for collaboration among all stakeholders in securing national assets and infrastructure.

He stated this at the Stakeholder’s summit on the Protection of Critical Infrastructure organized by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC in Abuja.

Yahaya who was represented by Director, Peacekeeping at the Department of Operations, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Zakari Abubakar noted that the importance of critical infrastructure to the existence of a nation stressed the need for its protection from sabotage, natural disasters and vandalism.

He explained that the goal of effective protection of the infrastructural facilities is to secure, prevent or mitigate the effects of accidental or deliberate efforts to destroy, incapacitate or exploit the facilities.

The Army Chief noted that while the Civil Defence Corps, is the lead agency in infrastructure, the military has been involved in the protection of the assets through physical and cyber based operation.

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