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Published On: Fri, Apr 4th, 2014

Retired military to support fight against terrorism

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By Joy Baba

Retired military officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces have offered to lend their support to the fight against terrorism and other similar threats to national security.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Director of Defence Information, Col KA Umoh.

Umoh said the message was conveyed by a delegation of retired senior military officers led by Air Commodore Michael Ekwere (Rtd) during a courtesy visit to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh in his office.

Briefing the CDS on the objectives of the group, Commodore Ekwere said they came together for the purpose of giving back to the system that has invested so much in them while in active service.

“He said that they came together to provide support in the on-going efforts to rationalize and transform the Armed Forces. He noted that assistance programmes would allow the Force to concentrate on their core functions.

Speaking further, the retired officer said that the concept of national power demands that countries harness resources to confront threats to national cohesion.

The statement said the CDS in his response, thanked the organization for the visit promising to look into the issues raised especially on their readiness to join actively in the fight against insecurity in the country.

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