Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan on
Thursday unveiled three national security documents to effectively tackle the
challenges posed by terrorism and cybercrimes.
The documents are the National Security Strategy; Counter
Terrorism Strategy; and Cyber Security Plan and Strategy.
The president at the inauguration of the documents advised
all security agencies to adopt the principles as enshrined in the documents.
"Today the foremost threat facing us is clearly the
terrorism perpetrated by the Boko Harram, the radical Islamic sect, in its bid
to further its misguided cause.
"This cowardly group has continued in wanton disruption of
lives and property particularly in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.
"Boko Haram has systematically targeted the poor and the
wealthy; it has employed violence to intimidate and instill fear to the general
populace and media propaganda to manipulate the minds of our people.
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"The sect, its supporters and allies, seek to undermine our national security.
They neither believe in our country nor the sanctity of human lives.
"The counter terrorism strategy document is a major
contribution to our determined national efforts to effectively and
comprehensively deal with the challenges posed by Boko Haram and other insurgency
The president noted that the document on cybercrime strategy
aimed to identify forensic measures to address the nation’s cyber space
exposure and the attendant risks.
He said that it identified public private sector
partnership, multi stakeholder engagement and international cooperation as
three key approaches to a successful national cyber security programme.
Jonathan called for cooperation among stakeholders to
eliminate the security threats.
He said that the three publications would be of immense
benefits to the business community and in effective communication strategies.
"These documents will no doubt contribute immensely our
collective efforts at finding solutions to the security challenges that posed
threats to our progress and development efforts.