Insecurity: CDS interacts with retired officers from North West

 The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, has solicited for inputs from all stakeholders to contain the across the country.

Irabor spoke on Monday in Kaduna, when he met with retired officers from  geo-political zone.

He noted that ex-servicemen stood a better chance to appreciate the challenges because of their wide contacts and interactions with members of the society.

According to him, inputs gathered help the armed forces improve significantly in their operations.

Irabor also expressed the hope that the engagement would result in having a better security where every life and property would be protected.

Earlier, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, Maj-Gen Danjuma Ali-Keffi, noted that had been passing through challenging times, especially those vested with the responsibility of defence and security.

The GOC was represented by Brig-Gen   Adeleke Ayennuga, Commander, 51 Signal Brigade.

Ali-Keffi said Kaduna and Niger states in particular, had recorded disturbing levels of attacks and kidnapping in vulnerable and schools.

He said that the Division’s  efforts in confronting those threats, were beginning to yield the desired by significantly degrading the bandits and facilitating the return of civilians to previously abandoned


The GOC assured that no stone would be left unturned until were able to about their legitimate businesses fear of intimidation.

Ali-Keffi attributed successes achieved so far to fruitful collaboration with sister security agencies.

He the CDS and other service chiefs for their relentless efforts and giving the required support to the troops.

The GOC also the retired officers for their zeal in providing valuable information and tips to the Division, which had aided its operations. (NAN)