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Morgan’s influence in terror fight lauded

14 September 2015, 08:57Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - A local civil rights activist has hailed the appointment of Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan as Chief of Defence Intelligence as one of the key reasons the security forces had recently made strides against the Boko Haram sect.

Philip Agbese, the Abuja-based activist, noted the coming of Morgan was yielding fruits given the remarkable outings the military has been having against insurgents.

“Since he came on board, with a resume fit and suitable for the job, which demonstrates that the Commander in Chief truly knows the caliber of men he had assembled to defend our territorial integrity as a nation, the military has been making headway at a faster pace,” said Agbese.

He said the period that will follow the anticipated victory over the terrorists would certainly present the opportunity for Morgan to further assert his credentials.

Agbese said the Boko Haram was just one of the many security threats to the nation and its end means it would be time to return focus to the other existential threats to Nigeria’s security.

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“The threats remain at national, continental and international levels and must be tackled on the basis of the peculiarity of each category. The outcome of such assessment should define the national defence policy and strategy, which are in need of a review considering our recent experiences.”

He noted the continent equally had challenges that required timely intelligence gathering.

“We have seen how the world has become interconnect on a frightening scale, the wars in Iraq and Syria unleashed a human tide of refugees entering Europe. This refugee crisis in Europe is a glaring example of why what happens on the continent should be of concern to all country,” said Agbese.

“It is fortunate that Nigeria won’t be caught napping with the caliber of AVM Morgan in charge of defence intelligence. We were caught napping once in the fallout from the instability in Libya as arms poured into the country but we won’t be again.” 

- CAJ News


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