Umaru Shinkafi Praises Innovation, Modernization in SSS

Shinkafi,HorsfallFormer Director General the NSO (now State Security Service,SSS) and former Presidential Aspirant, Alhaji Umaru Ali Shinkafi has hailed the introduction positive innovation and modernization in current doctrines security intelligence training and operations by the State Security Servive ,SSS. Shinkafi spoke as a guest at the passing parade SSS Cadets at the SSS Academy in Lagos.
Shinkafi who is also the Marafan Sokoto also commended the DG SSS, Mr Ita Ekpeyong Ita for his fresh approach to training and security intelligence work and called for continued government support in the noble endeavour ensuring public safety through the work the security intelligence organizations.
Research and development by patriotic non-partisan professionals should fundamental to the curriculum of training, Alhaji Shinkafi stated, urging the cadets to apply the skills they have acquired at the Academy to their functions when they leave.
They must, in the spirit of innovation and modernizations endeavour, in their work of protecting the state, pay as much attention to the enemy within as much as the one without. He further cautioned and observed that through its history the security intelligence organization has somewhat dwelled rather disproportionately on pursuit of extraneous security threats.
Ironically, more recently, the former DG SSS noted modern democratic governments in our country tend to generate internal dissention which has implications on internal security and which therefore ought to monitored even if for internal departmental assessments and in this connection Alhaji Shinkafi recalled the recent bold exposition by late Gen. Andrew Azazi on how a powerful ruling parties could pose security threats to a .
What Gen. Azazi said of the political situation in the current Republic was true of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Republic, he asserted and strongly recommended that late General Azazi’s daring exposition at 2nd South-South Summit at Asaba on 26th April, 2012 should now researched against the background of the tension between NPC and a section of the powerful traditional authority in the North; the NCNC crisis in the East and the more chronicled and tragic AG crisis in the West all during the 1st Republic, the NPN – NPP rapture and its consequences during the 2nd Republic, and the endless intra feuding in the in this Republic. These can developed into what the profession may as The Azazi Doctrine and integrated into not only the curriculum of the Academy but also in the strategy of operations.
The Marafa concluded with appreciation of the support the government is giving the security intelligence Services and the good the service is making of that support through the current DGSS Ita Ekpeyong Ita.

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