Anthony Blinken the United States secretary of states has disclosed that the present state of Insecurity in Nigeria is quite Real and Extraordinary.
The secretary of states made this known while revealing ways in which the US could come to the aid of nigeria in tackling the security challenges imposed on the country by – boko haram, fulani bandits and IPOB.
During the virtual roundtable with kenyan and Nigerian journalists , Blinken said
It is fair to say that the challenges that Nigeria faces, when it comes to security, are quite extraordinary — and you referenced them — whether it’s terrorism, whether it’s banditry and criminality, whether it’s piracy. All of these are real challenges.
One, we are in absolute solidarity between us in trying to address these challenges together. And the United States is committed to supporting Nigeria as it meets these challenges. And what that involves primarily is helping Nigeria continue to build its capacity through training, through resources, through information sharing, through equipment, and all of that done, very importantly, with full respect for human rights.
But it’s also important that we work together, as we are, to address some of the drivers or facilitators of violence and instability that we know those engaged in these activities can sometimes feed on. And that’s why you have to have a comprehensive approach to these challenges. ‘’Military approach is vitally important, but it’s insufficient, and so economic development, progress, opportunity is hugely important.”
He admonished other countries facing same problem of Insecurity like Nigeria to address the issue from the root.