Abuja - The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Marshal Alex Badeh, has dismissed the insinuation in some quarters that Nigeria is under siege of terrorists and insurgents.
Badeh, who was reacting to questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, also debunked the claim that the Armed Forces were not capable of defeating Boko Haram insurgents in the North East zone of the country.
"If a CDS loses his home town it’s the same thing as losing Lagos; it’s the same as losing Enugu. Any part of the country that is lost CDS carries the weight, okay.
"So, it is immaterial whether it is my home town, whether my house that is burnt or Emeka’s house or whoever’s house that is burnt in Nigeria, the CDS is pained,’’ he said.
According to him, the fact that some parts of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe are under the control of insurgents had not deterred the armed forces from carrying out its critical role of protecting the territorial integrity of the nation.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the CDS was in the State House with other security chiefs to brief the National Council of State on the current security situation across the country.