Major General Christopher Musa, the Chief of Defence Staff, has raised worry over the ongoing holdup in the trials of terrorists, bandits, and abduction suspects who have been detained by security forces.
The CDS remarked that the military’s operations were being hampered by the lengthy delays in criminal suspect trials when he met with Mallam Uba Sani, the governor of Kaduna State, in his office.
The administrative bottlenecks involved in the handling of judicial cases involving criminals turned over to the civil authority for prosecution are one of the challenges facing the military in the performance of its duties, according to Major General Musa in a statement by the Director of Defence Information, Brig Gen Tukur Gusau.
The CDS guaranteed that the military’s kinetic and non-kinetic operations would be strengthened to tackle insecurity in the country while noting that the Armed Forces of Nigeria planned to examine its operational modes.
“Major General Musa assured the governor of the AFN’s commitment to supporting all parts of Nigeria, especially Kaduna state to combat insecurity.
“According to the Defence Chief, the AFN is looking at reviewing its operational modalities to enhance capabilities for a better result.
”He added that kinetic and non-kinetic approaches to our operations will be strengthened to boost the fight against criminality in the country,” the statement read.
The CDS also stressed the need for youth engagement in meaningful activities to reduce crime across the country.
In his remarks, Governor Sani thanked the military for its tremendous assistance to the state and urged more military aid to bolster security in Kaduna and its surroundings.
The governor said Kaduna State was willing to provide the AFN with local intelligence and other necessary supports to enable the military to carry out its constitutional duties without interference, while also noting that Kaduna State remained the centre of Northern Nigeria, which needed relative peace and harmony to thrive.