The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has blamed state and non-state actors for the prevailing security challenges in the country.
Gambo revealed this in Calabar on Friday while advising newly graduated officers of the Naval War College Course-6 in Calabar, Cross River State to bring their experiences to bear in the discharge of their duties.
According to him, piracy, insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, and secessionist agitations are crimes that the armed forces must resolutely fight.
He told the newly decorated operational level officers, “Permit me to state, that security threats are not peculiar to Nigeria alone, it is a global issue; characterised by increased inimical actions by some state and non state actors, to destabilise sovereign states.
Insecurity threatening the existence of Ukraine, Libya, through to Mozambique, and other countries around the world, underscores the need for militaries worldwide to ensure long term and robust posture in both regular and irregular operations.
“Let me congratulate the Naval War College for training the first foreign participants, from the Cameroon Navy, as well as hosting its first staff from Pakistan Naval War College. It is gratifying, that the international standard and recognition of the college is gradually being actualised.”