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We’ve Maintained a Level of Peace In Nigeria – Defence Minister

Damilola Adeyemo

ABUJA – Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi has said that despite insecurity challenges, Arm Forces have achieved a level of tranquility.

In a statement, Magashi said “Nigeria has been contending with diverse internal security challenges even as it grapples with the unconventional warfare waged against her by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, and banditry in some states like Niger, Katsina, Kaduna, Sokoto, and Zamfara,” he said.

“The armed forces are confronting the emerging threat of banditry in other parts of the country, especially in the north-central and the north-west

“These challenges have tasked the constructive capabilities of our armed forces with attendant losses of our gallant officers and men in the line of duty.

“The armed forces have continued to contend with the challenges of ensuring insurgents’ intermittent incursions are constantly repelled. However, we have achieved a level of tranquillity.”

He further stated that some officers have been killed during the cause of duty.

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