By EMEKA OKONKWO
ABUJA, (CAJ News) - A local civil rights activist has hailed the appointment of Air
Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan as Chief of Defence Intelligence as one of the key
reasons the security forces had recently made strides against the Boko Haram sect.
Philip Agbese, the Abuja-based activist, noted the coming of Morgan was yielding
fruits given the remarkable outings the military has been having against insurgents.
“Since he came on board, with a resume fit and suitable for the job, which
demonstrates that the Commander in Chief truly knows the caliber of men he had
assembled to defend our territorial integrity as a nation, the military has been
making headway at a faster pace,” said Agbese.
He said the period that will follow the anticipated victory over the terrorists
would certainly present the opportunity for Morgan to further assert his
Agbese said the Boko Haram was just one of the many security threats to the nation
and its end means it would be time to return focus to the other existential threats
to Nigeria’s security.
“The threats remain at national, continental and international levels and must be
tackled on the basis of the peculiarity of each category. The outcome of such
assessment should define the national defence policy and strategy, which are in need
of a review considering our recent experiences.”
He noted the continent equally had challenges that required timely intelligence
“We have seen how the world has become interconnect on a frightening scale, the wars
in Iraq and Syria unleashed a human tide of refugees entering Europe. This refugee
crisis in Europe is a glaring example of why what happens on the continent should be
of concern to all country,” said Agbese.
“It is fortunate that Nigeria won’t be caught napping with the caliber of AVM Morgan
in charge of defence intelligence. We were caught napping once in the fallout from
the instability in Libya as arms poured into the country but we won’t be again.”
– CAJ News