Those supporting agitations in South-east have wrong understanding of realities on ground – CDS




The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has said the current agitations in the South-east zone makes security situation in the region very peculiar, saying that a good number of those who are in support of such agitations have wrong understanding of the realities on ground.

According to a statement by Deputy Director Defence Information, Defence Headquarters Air Commodore Wap Maigida, Gen Irabor stated this Thursday, at the Chief of Defence Staff’s interaction with retired senior military officers in the South-east geopolitical zone held in Owerri, Imo state.

Irabor assured the people of the region of the commitment of the military towards improving the security situation in the South-east and the nation at large.

He said the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) is in the forefront of redressing various security threats in the country.

According to him, “the military in synergy with the Nigeria Police and other security agencies, are working round the clock to redress the asymmetric security threats confronting the nation.”

He described the engagements of the military veterans in the region as useful, noting that with their privileged and distinct positions, they could bring greater understanding to stakeholders in the region as well as disabuse the misconceptions and perceptions of the agitators.

Gen Irabor while commending the senior citizens for their large turnout, noted that they remain a dependable partner in establishing peace and stability across the country.

“Among the various stakeholders, the retired senior military officers have the greatest within the matrix of defence and national security,” he said.

The CDS urged the veterans to remain loyal as demonstrated during their patriotic service in the military, while reminding them that both retired and serving military personnel are completely sold-out to the unity and faith, peace and progress of the country.