‘Why we need retired soldiers in fight against insecurity’ – Irabor

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, says Nigeria “needs to fall back on retired military officers” in the fight against insecurity.

The CDS stated this on Wednesday in Makurdi, the Benue capital, during a meeting with retired senior military officers from the north-central zone.

Irabor added that retirees can use their experience of living with civilians to provide security intelligence that can help in efforts to secure the country.

He urged the ex-servicemen not to consider themselves as retired personnel, but combatants in active service.

On his part, the Chief of Defence Civil Military Corporation, (CDCIMIC), added that the country’s current security situation requires that “all hands must be on deck”.

“We have to tap from their (retired senior personnel) adequate training, experience and years of service. They have the capacity to think logically in identifying the security challenges and proffer solutions.

“The security situation requires that all hands must be on deck to nip it in the bud”, he said.

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