Abuja - Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad
Dan-Ali, has ordered all security agencies
to defeat and all crises that have compromised peace and national
The call comes in the wake of terror by the Boko Haram sect
and the growing wave of communal conflicts in some parts of the country.
“All security agencies in Nigeria have been called upon to
crush and deter the threats of crisis and conflicts that have potential to
disrupt peace and security of our country,’ said Dan-Alli.
He spoke in Abuja where he presided over a seminar the
Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC) organised.
Information officers of the Military, Security and Response
Agencies attended the event held in conjunction with the Defence Headquarters
DHQ as well as the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP).
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The minister tasked information officers of the various
agencies to be patriotic and professional in the discharge of their duties.
“You (officers) must bear in mind that our dear country is
currently confronted with several challenges which demand every sense of
professionalism in the way and manner information is to be managed,” said
“You have the responsibility to manage sensitive information
at your disposal with all sense of patriotism and to relate with media and the
general public with utmost sense of professionalism taking into cognizance the
importance of our cherished national interest and national security.”
The minister pledged continued support for all the agencies
particularly those battling insurgency in the North East so that they can
effectively deliver on their mandate.
- CAJ News