YFSN canvasses support for military to end insecurity in Nigeria

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By Victor Akaa, Akaa

Youths For Sustainable Nigeria (YFSN), is galvanising support for the Nigerian Military towards getting rid of the current insecurity challenges bedeviling the Nation.

This is as the Armed Forces of Nigeria under the current leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Leo Irabor alongside with other Service Chiefs are mapping out strategies towards contending with all security threats bordering on insurgency,terrorism, banditry,kidnapping ,among other associated crimes being experienced across the country.

The group believed that ,without the desired support from the public, all the efforts put in place by the military under the leadership of the current Service Chiefs in stemming the insecurity challenges in the country will be fruitless.

In a statement issued on Wednesday by the YFSN , signed by its President, Abdullah Quassim and Secretary, Okorocha Ozor advised Nigerians to give more desired support to the military rather than issuing ultimatum to the new Service Chiefs.

The YFSN’s statement is coming after the Coalition of Concerned Nigeria Security Experts had on Wednesday berated the Service Chiefs that instead of visiting the worst hit or critical states with insecurity problems in the North East, they rather embarked on “needless National tour.”
They said, the tour would have been directed on states with critical or worse security problems, particularly North East.

According to them, the new Security heads needed to hit the ground running by relocating to the North East for the fight against terrorists for at least six months in the first instance and not National tour.

The group of Security Experts noted that security situation in the country has deteriorated for the past two months after the current Service Chiefs assumed office.

This did not go down well with the YFSN , calling on the Coalition of Concerned Nigeria Security Experts to support the leadership of the AFN in seeking for solutions rather than giving them the ultimatum.

The YSFN appealed to the Coalition of Concerned Nigeria Security Experts and all others to join hands with the current leadership of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to proffer solution to the crisis.

“The Coalition said that two months was enough for them to make some visible impact in the security sector of the country. We ask the respected security experts, in all sincerity is two months enough to tackle the current security challenges of more than a decade?

According to YSFN “We understand the concern of the Coalition of Concerned Nigeria Security Experts about the security situation in the country. We are glad the group comprises security experts who can be called upon to give advice when necessary.

“The coalition should recollect that just this week, a National Defence and Security Summit was organised by the Defence Headquarters under the leadership of Gen LEO Irabor. The summit was open to all Nigerians. Even security experts from the public and private sector were in attendance.

“That means the current leadership of the AFN has not foreclosed the door on any group that has a reasonable advice to offer. It means the Nigerian military under the present Chief of Defence Staff is ready to aggregate ideas and get the best to tackle the issue.

“As youths of this country, we are also concerned just as the respected members of Coalition of Concerned Nigeria Security Experts, but we think we should join efforts with the service chiefs who seems determined to get the best for our country.

“While not holding fort for the service chiefs, we ask, how best can they feel the pulse of the nation without moving round the hot spots as they have done after their appointment?

“The Coalition also asked the service chiefs to relocate to the North-East. Will they also relocate to the North-West South-East and South-West where they are skirmishes?”

The YSFN statement appealed to youths across to shun every attempt to be used to further deepen the crisis in the country.

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