By Moses Gbande

The British Envoy and Minister for Africa, James Duddrige, has identified viable alternatives in combating on-going security challenges in Nigeria.

He Says the on-going security problems in Nigeria are “Massively complex and no partnerships is going to resolve such multiplicity of problems.

The Envoy who disclosed this while answering questions from newomen, also said Nigeria’s security problems are not just about intelligence and security and military structure, but are linked to issues such as society, humanitarian support, and education.

According to him, rather than local and indigenous options, why partnerships will not work in resolving the problems, the issues of society, humanitarian support, and education must be re-organised and factored into policy and programming of counter terrorism.
It will be recalled that the Advent of British ‘sphere of influence in Africa for trade interests and territorial rights identified five uniquely different “societies” that eventually became” Nigeria” under British colonialism.

According to the British Minister for Africa, some non-negotiable values such as autochthony, ethnography, demography, economy, and religion are critical in determining a new, peaceful, and harmonious Nigeria, noting that the earlier amalgamation of Nigeria along mutually exclusive treaties had their shortcomings and time bombs, and that could be the bane of local partnerships to counter insecurity.
It will be recalled that in a virtue meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on April 22,d 2021 current US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinke described the security problems of Nigeria as “extraordinary”.

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