Insecurity: Defence Chief Tasks Military To Brace For More Challenges

The Federal Government has map out plans for a strengthened anti-terror war in 2022 to get rid of terrorists, kidnappers and other criminal elements.

Chief of Defence Staff General Lucky Irabor, who acknowledged the need to re-strategize, charged officers and men of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to brace for more challenges next year.

He noted that although the outgoing year was challenging, 2022 will be more challenging in all aspects of national security, urging the military to rekindle commitment, efficiency and effectiveness in a bid restore security and peace.

Irabor, who spoke at the decoration of newly promoted Air Force and Naval officers, said the officers need to escalate their level of commitment, efficiency and effectiveness because if 2021 is challenging.

Also, Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Oladayo Amao explained that in the military, promotion process is usually a painstaking exercise that entails the selection of the best out of the best’ for elevation, adding that  promotion is not just given to personnel for doing their jobs well, but also for demonstrating potentials to do more, especially at higher levels.

The Federal Government also confessed that the deteriorating insecurity was its toughest challenge in the outgoing year.

Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Lai Mohammed told journalists in Lagos that the worsening insecurity gave the Government a tough time. He added that the anti-terror war will be reinvigorated next year for maximum results.