Bandits In Nigeria Have International Sponsors – NSCDC Commandant General Ahmed Audi Declared

The Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Audi has stated that bandits in the country have international sponsors. Speaking at a training workshop for state commandants of the NSCDC in Abuja on Wednesday 17th March 2021, Ahmed Audi stated that the asymmetric war witnessed in the country needs collaboration among security agencies.

He however warned against rivalry and service supremacy among security agencies as this might hinder success in the fight against banditry.

According to Ahmed Audi statement;

“Following how events are unfolding in the country, we are experiencing a serious conflict that I think is the worst in the history of Nigeria, this is about the first conflict that will give us a serious problem and the conflict is called asymmetric war.

Pic.3. Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel training in preparation for the 2019 General Elections in Port Harcourt on Monday (18/2/19). NSCDC have deployed 60,000 personnel nationwide for the elections.
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“We have had in the past some resemblance of this type of war but the proper manifestation of it is the one we are seeing now and asymmetric war is a war that requires all hands to be on deck if we really want to deal with it and nip it in the bud.

“These guys are serious; these guys have international sponsors, so we need to come together. We Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps will do our best to make sure that these security incidences are curbed and totally eliminated,” he stated.

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