All non state actors in the forests will be neutralized – CDS

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The Chief of Defence Staff, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, says the military will neutralise non-state-actors and other agents of violence in the country.

While speaking at a one-day National Defence and Security Summit in Abuja, on Monday, he said illegal occupants of communities, forests and countryside will be targeted to stabilise the country.

“Our strategic objectives are manifold and imbued to neutralise non-state-actors and other agents of violence in our communities, forests and countryside to stabilise the security situation across the nation, to facilitate law and order; and lastly to provide the enabling environment far peace and development”. He said.

“These presuppose that the military would need support from other security agencies during the operations and would be required to give support to others at different stages of the internal security effort.

“On behalf of the officers and men/women of the armed forces, I pledge our unalloyed loyalty to C-in-C and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The mandate shall be delivered; fear and despair shall be extinguished from our land. Nigeria will have peace again,” the CDS also said.

He said the military will ensure that the peace which eluded the country returns as soon as possible.

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