The National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, says it is the collective responsibility of every citizen to rescue the country from insecurity bedeviling it.

He made the assertion at the opening of at a 2-day symposium on Challenges and Innovations in Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism: Strategic Approaches in Abuja, organised by the African Centre For Strategic Studies Alumni, Nigeria chapter.

The presidential aide, who was represented by the National Coordinator National Terrorism Centre, Rear Admiral, Yamisu Musa, noted with concern that the current security threats had caused untold hardships to citizens.

Ribadu lamented that from homegrown insurgency and terrorism in the Northeast to banditry and kidnapping in the Northwest, militancy in the South-South and secessionist agitations in the Southeastern parts of the country among many other violence fueled clashes.