The president of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has called for concerted efforts from nations around Lake Chad defeat transborder crimes plaguing the nations.
President Buhari said this at the graduation ceremony of the 43rd Course participants of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, Kaduna State .
The President who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Major Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), expressed optimism that asymmetric threats are sumountable if African countries work together within a clearly defined joint operational environment.
President Buhari said his administration is employing new tactics and deploying state powers to promote peace and tranquillity in the country
He enjoined the two hundred and twenty six graduands of the college to justify huge investments expended on them by adding value to the counter-insurgency and anti – banditry operations, pointing out that to whom much is given much is expected.
The President lauded milestone achievements and pivotal roles, the esteemed military institution is playing in raising the bar of robust professional competences of the Armed Forces of the various nations.
The Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Air Vice Marshal Ebenezer Alade who had earlier confered the prestigious title of the Pass Staff Course, PSC on the graduands said they are found worthy in character, learning and professionalism.
The Armed Forces Command and Staff College which has the Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) as Chairman of the Seven – Man Board Membership was established in 1976 and has over the years of its existence attained high level developmental strides and acquired international status as a reputable citadel of Military Institution in African sub – region.