In a landmark discussion with Saturday Vanguard, several retired generals of the Nigerian military, including equivalents from the Navy and Air Force, have shared their insights on the persistent issues of killings and kidnappings plaguing the country.
These high-ranking former officers, who chose to remain anonymous, provided their perspectives on the dire security situation and potential solutions.
The veterans, each with decades of experience in Nigeria’s defense and security sectors, unanimously expressed concern over the escalating violence and criminal activities across the nation.
They emphasized the need for a multifaceted approach to address these deep-rooted problems, which have continued to challenge the nation’s peace and stability.
Their collective analysis suggests an urgent need for strategic reforms in national security policies, enhanced intelligence gathering, and improved coordination among various security agencies.
They also highlighted the importance of addressing socio-economic factors contributing to the rise in criminal activities, such as unemployment, poverty, and lack of education.
The retired generals also called for increased collaboration between the military and local communities to foster trust and gather vital intelligence.
They stressed the importance of modernizing the armed forces with advanced technology and training to effectively combat the sophisticated tactics of kidnappers and terrorists
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